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Hiv Wisdom For Older Women

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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Introduction Older Women: An Overlooked Group What to Do? Older Women Living With HIV Introduction In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men. Today, however, theepidemic affects both women and men of all ages, including older women (age 50and over). While 50 may not seem "old," it is often the age currently used byorganizations that keep track of health-related statistics (e.g., the US Centersfor...
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Wisdom teeth removal and hiv risk

I recently had my wisdom teeth removed through oral-dental surgery. 2 weeks after my operation, I kissed someone for several hours (some french kissing was involved). I do not now this person's hiv status, but, as far as I know, this person...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. You should have been fairly well healed up two full weeks after wisdom teeth extraction. Besides, your partner would have to have been HIV positive and bleeding significantly. Unless your... Read more »

Scared about encounter with older woman

I recently had an encounter with an older woman and I was hoping if you could determine whether this is safe sex practice. Basically we shared a night in bed together naked however we did not engage in any sexual contact e.g. anal, vaginal or oral...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are no documented cases of HIV transmission occuring through hugging, sharing a bed, or getting a massage or hand job. Infected fluids need to come into direct contact with your blood or mucous... Read more »

Heterosexual older 'swingers'

Hi,I belonged to a swinger's club for about a year and a half. Most of the couples attending were visiting from other states/countries. Most were over 45. The organizer of this group always wanted to unprotected sex, claiming (bragging?)...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thank you so much for your question,You Rock and am so impressed with how you are taking care of yourself and your statements are so very true. Unfortunately the older population has seen an increase in HIV infection. Most likely to the high... Read more »

neuropathy and resuming medsin older woman

I am 64 years old. I knew when I was infectin in '98 and started meds shortly thereafter. I developed neuropathy early on and through stopping meds for firt 8 weeks, going back on, changing (leaving out Zerit) and then three years ago...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
I tend to agree with your concern that your neuropathy may be related to the long-term damage of hiv on your system. It is not entirely clear what causes the neuropathy in HIV. (Chronic inflammation in your system, possible insulin resistance,... Read more »
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HIV + Men And Women 35 and older $50 paid study

Posted by HENNEHIVSTUDY
BALTIMORE!!

We are conducting a
RESEARCH STUDY
to understand motivations around
participating in clinical research trials.

Participants must be:
Women or Men who have sex with men 35 or older; and
HIV positive.



The study will take place in Baltimore on Read more »

HIV + Men And Women 35 and older $50 paid study

Posted by HENNEHIVSTUDY
BALTIMORE!!

We are conducting a
RESEARCH STUDY
to understand motivations around
participating in clinical research trials.

Participants must be:
Women or Men who have sex with men 35 or older; and
HIV positive.



The study will take place in Baltimore on Read more »

HIV + Men And Women 35 and older $50 paid study- Baltimore

Posted by HENNEHIVSTUDY
We are conducting a
RESEARCH STUDY
to understand motivations around
participating in clinical research trials.

Participants must be:
Women or Men who have sex with men 35 or older; and
HIV positive.



The study will take place in Baltimore on

Thursday... Read more »

getting older and living with HIV

Posted by nanma3, 4 Replies
I hit 50 years old last year and it has scared me to death cause I am afraid how getting older and having hiv will mix. I would like to know how some older women are dealing with it, I have been positive for 18+ years . My health is good so far.... Read more »