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HIV Among Latinos

Fast Facts Hispanics/Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV, relative to other races/ethnicities. The estimated new HIV infection rate among Hispanics/Latinos in 2010 in the United States was more than 3 times as high as that of whites. Socioeconomic factors such as poverty and language barriers may contribute to Hispanic/Latino HIV infection rates. HIV infection is a serious threat to the health of the...
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HIV MEDICATION ARE TAKING A TOLL ON MY BODY

I am a 55 year old man living with HIV for 13 years my meds have taken a toll on my body. Extremly fatigued daily and my memory is terrible i used to be energentic and would be so active is this common for men over 55?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fatigue and memory problems become more common in the general populaton with aging so can be a challenge to sort out if there is a contribution in your case from either HIV or your treatments. A thorough clinical evaluation including possibly... Read more »

35 years of medication toll on my body?

I'm a 56 yr. old male and have been on hiv med's for 30 years. I'm lucky, my number are still very high in the 800's to 1000 with 0 viral load. My concern is with age I require less food,less activity ect...I am wondering if my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You raise several important points. Some studies have suggested that HIV+ patients, including those doing well on treatment based on good CD4 counts and low viral levels, may be at increased risk for premature frailty (weakness). Cause is not yet... Read more »

Depression Taking A Toll

I have a question about depression and meds. I went off my anti-depressants (Celexa 10mg/day and Wellbutrin SR 300 mg/day) in July. Aug rolled around, a lot happened at work, at home, in my personal life and I became really depressed. Went back on...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If you're still taking Celexa 10 mg, that's a very low dose. Usual adult doses are in the range of 20-40 mg/day. Increasing the dose is very likely to help you with your depression. I realize that the sexual side effects are difficult to... Read more »

Lighting fast question, lighting fast donation :)

I was walking with a friend, and we ran into this homeless man that is known to have HIV. He bugged us for money, but we had none. What if he poked me with a syringe with his blood in it.. would I have felt it? Am I being super duper irrational? He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Are you being super duper irrational? Yep! Absolutely ultra-whacko! Dude, the guy is HIV positive and homeless. Don't you think he has bigger problems to worry about than trying to infect passersby with a syringe full of HIV-tainted blood???... Read more »
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Emotional Toll of Long-Term Survival

Posted by Anonymous
I would like people who have survived with HIV for a long time to give me some help. I'm stuck emotionally and spiritually. I've had HIV for 23 years and AIDS for 10, along with a stroke, cancer, and epilepsy. I'm physically doing quite well despite... Read more »

Emotional Toll of Long-Term Survival

Posted by Anonymous
I would like people who have survived with HIV for a long time to give me some help. I'm stuck emotionally and spiritually. I've had HIV for 23 years and AIDS for 10, along with a stroke, cancer, and epilepsy. I'm physically doing quite well despite... Read more »

How fast are antibodies produced?

Posted by veryscared1, 2 Replies
I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual encounter, and results were negative both... Read more »

fasting before testing?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi.. In March I had unprotected oral sex with a woman (I dont know her HIV status), and the next morning I discovered an open sore under my tounge... and about 6 weeks later I had swollen lymph glands, fever and pharingitis. I have tested for HIV (I... Read more »