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Older People and HIV

Table of Contents How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? What Other Health Problems Are Common? Mental Problems For More Information The Bottom Line How Many Older People Have AIDS? Older people represent a growing share of the HIV population. By 2015, it's estimated that nearly half of all people living with...
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pregnant and taking trivenz follow up question

I forgot to indicate that i just started taking trivenz and am taking it for the second time tonight. And i experienced side effects already last night when i took my first pill. The question is will the side effects dizzyness in particular go away...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and good to hear back from you.The side effects that you describe are very common in the first days of taking efavirenz-based treatments, like Trivenz (known here as Atripla). The symptoms are lessened if you take your medication on an empty... Read more »

Is a bowl of Cereal enough for Prezista/Truvada/Norvir

Dear Dr. Young. I have just started my meds - Prezista/Truvada/Norvir. I know that I should take these with food. I prefer to take these with my morning snack around 10 o'clock.At that time, I eat a full bowl of cereal / oatmeal, etc. with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.In brief, yes. Be well,BY... Read more »

am i infected?

Recently, i was rejected to donate blood due to these results of my screening anti-HbC total Reactive with result of 1.5 s/co and anti-Hbs Reactive with results of 142.82 mlu/ml.. I'm really depressed because im a health worker and i...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
These results suggest that you were exposed to hep B and cleared the infection and are now protected. I suggest getting your doctor to order a hep B surface antigen which should be negative and indicates you are not infected. You can then review... Read more »

Will I Ever Forgive Myself?

It's been almost a year since seroconversion, diagnosis and starting Atripla. I still experience shock several times a day when I remember that I now have the virus. I can rarely forget that I have it and behave as a normal person. I...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Hello and thank you for writing. I'm sorry to read about your distress although am happy that you are able to experience some gratitude for your circumstances and your supportive family. Learning to live with HIV is a long and ongoing process... Read more »
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Scared of infection, can't live like this please help

Posted by DrakeG, 1 Reply
A month ago I met a guy through an app he said he was not infected with HIV and he came over to my place and we had protected oral sex after that we had anal sex with a condom, I was the insertive partner, after three thrusts I felt the condom... Read more »

Please help.

Posted by WorriedJon4, 1 Reply
Here's the story. I am a male and have tested negative for HIV before this. Three days ago, I performed oral sex on a female who I think may possibly have HIV. I cleaned myself as best as I could afterwards and swished mouthwash and applied rubbing... Read more »

driving myself nuts

Posted by justbeingme123, 1 Reply
It's been 9 months since my encounter and I haven't had the guts to go get tested due to some event or some birthday or some trip, as I didn't want any result to ruin everything (I haven't slept with anyone since). But now that my last big trip is... Read more »

Union mi caso, estoy haciendo lo correcto?

Posted by Reizonccs, 1 Reply
Como sabes tengo un test por INMUNOCROMATOGRAFIA
NEGATIVO a los 3 Meses y 10 dias de relacion con prostituta con CONDON.

Estoy angustiadisimo desde esa relacion se me inflamaron los ganglios del cuello y aun estan asi despues de 2 meses.

Andy Velez del... Read more »