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Hiv Results In Elderly

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...wards increased 360 percent from 1992 to 1998, concomitant with a steep rise in HIV seroprevalence. High rates of mortality due to endemic conditions such as TB, diarrheal diseases and wasting syndromes, formerly confined to the elderly and malnourished, are now common among HIV-infected young and middle-aged people in many developing countries (UNAIDS, 2000; Harries et al. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 1997;1:346; Floyd et al. JAMA ...
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Elderly AIDS male slow to low vl high cd4

My husband is over 65 and was diagnosed HIV+ and HPB 10 months ago and has been on HAART for the past 10 months. His VL was over a million and CD4 coung less than 20. He has overcome lymphoma, perforated bowel, lung infection and is doing well...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...take as long as a year. If the viral load remains detectable at the level it currently is, it may require a modification in the HIV med regimen to get to undetectable. In addition, the lower your CD4 count is when you start HIV meds, the longer... Read more »


I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra, truvada, instentra) I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...notices in my mailbox. Consequently I felt we should discuss it. Besides, the prescribed mechanism underlying all this malicious geriatric-inducing mayhem is immunological. Since that's my specialit, so to speak, I thought I should try to review... Read more »

Yellow Fever Vaccination and Being HIV+

I am traveling to Togo and Benin in about three months. These countries require the Yellow Fever Vaccination. I understand that HIV+ individuals are discouraged from receiving the vaccine. However, recently I have read more and more that if...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...controlled viremia on therapy is 200 (those above this level can likely receive the vaccine safely). The main concern for the elderly or immunocompromised individuals across the board revolves around the risk for an actual vaccine infection... Read more »

HIV Infection via Hand Job and Kissing in Manstrual blood

I hired a bar girl in Bangkok 3 days back and I donot have the condemn as I did not intend to have sex. I did not touch her vagina, no frenck kiss, or sucking of boobs/vagina, and neither she had any. I only had few kisses over her mouth and other...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hmm. Hard to believe you hired a hooker just to play Parcheesi! But OK, I'll believe you. (Millions wouldn't, but I will!)Your HIV fears are unwarranted. The HIV-acquisition risk from the scenario you describe is essentially nonexistent. If my... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Support for Elderly in Malawi Declining Because of HIV/AIDS, Poverty, Government Report Says

...Malawi and conducted by Zifa Kazeze, formerly of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa -- says that Malawi's elderly population is seeing less care and support from their children and communities as the impact of HIV/AIDS and a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya Conference to Examine Role of Elderly in Caring for AIDS Orphans

...International, one of two organizations sponsoring the meeting. It said the meeting would try to identify ways to increase support to elderly people and others caring for HIV/AIDS orphans. Recent World Bank figures show that in Africa and Latin... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Al Jazeera Examines HIV/AIDS Orphans' Toll on Zimbabwe's Elderly

... Al Jazeera examines the toll "almost 1.2 million children" orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe are having on the country's elderly population. As the piece describes, parents who have died from HIV/AIDS often leave their children in the care of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocate Urges Tanzania to Provide More HIV/AIDS Support to Elderly People, Caregivers

... Anna Mshigwa, CEO of the Tanga Elderly Women Resource Center, on Wednesday urged the Tanzanian government to provide more funding and support for HIV/AIDS services Read more »
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Excellent article on HIV & aging, "New York" mag.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...HIV patients are living longer but getting older fastershowing early signs of dementia and bone weakness usually seen in the elderly. Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

how do i know my hiv results in the navy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...hello to all, i just want to know how long does it take for me to get my results back from a prior hiv in the navy,overseas and abored a us naval vessel... can anyone please tell me info about this....and how would you Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
...cancer chemotherapy whose immune systems are being intentionally suppressed. Only one common denominator exists for gay men, elderly transfusion recipients, heterosexual women, heterosexual men who inject drugs, and infants who have developed... Read more »