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How Many People Are Diagnosed With AIDS Each Year

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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? About 29% of all people with AIDS in the United States are 50 or over. In 2001, this proportion was 17%. Over 50% of people in San...
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Was diagnosed with full blown aids 20 years ago yet...

While donating plasma at my local plasma center 20 years ago I was called into the doctors office one day.He rather coldly got straight to the point and let me know that my last blood test sample came back posative for full blown aids.He asked me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well, where to begin? There are a number of points to be addressed by your alarming post!1. We do not use the term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially blown AIDS!"2. Blood plasma donation centers... Read more »

Diagnosed 5 years ago...still feel awful!

I was diagnosed 5 years ago while in the hospital suffering from PCP. My viral load was approaching 100,000, and my cd4 count a not very robust 27. I had been tested for hiv 5 years earlier, and the results were negative. It appears I progressed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
An evaluation for other causes of your symptoms (low hormone levels, vitamin D deficiency, stress, depression) may be helpful. Looking at the central nervous system penetration of your HIV drugs may be important in some cases. Working with a good... Read more »

Son Diagnosed with AIDS 12years ago.

My son is in denial of having AIDS. Refuses to take his medication, uses drugs off and on. I believe his CT Cell count is 50 or less now. How long does he have to live?...
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
Without HIV treatment or antibiotics to prevent infections there is 50% or better chance of death within 3 years.... Read more »

recently diagnosed with Aids

My husband was a drug user, he stop using the drugs 19 years ago, he was reacently diagnosed with Aids, how come in all of those years he never showed signs of being sick, I mean he's never been seriously ill until now? can u give me some kind...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
It takes sometimes over 11 years for the immune destruction to cause symptoms. The virus was not dormant at all. I hope you guys have been using safe sex and that you also got tested. AIDS can be easily treated in most people, so reach out for good... Read more »
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a not so happy new year. diagnosed 1-4-11.

Posted by toolatelola, 2 Replies
hello good people. I have been using this site from the beginning but have been mostly gathering info.....thought I would throw my story out there. I could use the support of some new friends.
I am a straight 42 yo woman who was diagnosed with HIV... Read more »

recently diagnosed 70 year old with depression

Posted by davidgi, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed pos. I am 70 year old with 4 children and four grandchildren. I got drunk 16 days ago and gave fellatio to a Thai lady boy. An HIV/NAT test is positive.I was negative on all tests before that. I am a chronic worrier and am... Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 9 Replies
My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has battled oral thrush for over a year now and his first doctor never suggested an... Read more »

My Uncle has just been diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by brighteyes7213, 5 Replies
My Uncle has been sick for quite some time. He got pnuemonia and he went into the hospital. There they told him that he has not only pnuemonia but his liver has completely failed and the he has full blown AIDS. They think that he has had it for 4... Read more »