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How Many People Get Aids A Year

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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...In some cities, as many as 37% of people with AIDS are older than 50. The number of older people diagnosed with AIDS is increasing. There are three types of older people with HIV: People who have been living with HIV for many years; older HIV-infected people who are just learning their HIV status; and older people newly infected with HIV. About half of the older people with AIDS have been infected for one year or less. The rates of HIV/AIDS...
Ask the Experts

Wondering about my future as HIV+

I've known that I have been HIV+ for about 2 years. Diagnosed with a T-cell count of around 150 and know that I was classified as having AIDS. Today, with Atripla, exercise, and a fairly decent diet, my count is about 387. I'm religious about my...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...experienced a very good immune-reconstitution (improvement of your CD4 counts). You have gained over 200 cells in thee past 2 years! that is an excellent response. It is also likely that you still may gain a few more CD4 cells (hopefully to... Read more »

why are people still dying of AIDS?

If the HAART is very effective, why are thousands of people die every year of AIDS in resource rich countries such as the US? Is it mostly due to lymphomas? Would you agree that HAART has not decreased the probabilty of getting lymphomas in hiv...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...patients in US are non-AIDS events such as heart diseae, cancer, kidney disease, and liver disease (often due to hepatitis C). For persons with access to good care in the US who take medications faithfully the prognosis is excellent for many... Read more »


I know that people are living with HIV and it's labeled a chronic disease however; does HIV always turn into AIDS?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...There are some people who have been infected with HIV for many years without developing AIDS. The average amount of time between HIV infection and developing AIDS is about 10 years in someone who Read more »

AIDS and dating

I am a 44 year old gay male. I was diagnosed with AIDS on October 2006 after I was hospitalized with PCP. I am now on Atripla and numbers are getting better month by month. My major concern is dating again or should I even make the effort. Since I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...not have a way to predict your life expectancy any more than we can for a person who does not have AIDS. Many people live for years with HIV. I have personally treated many patients who have lived with HIV for as long as 15 to 20 years. You... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Legal Program for People With AIDS Marks 25 Years

...700 area lawyers. ALRP's annual budget is $800,000: 40 percent comes from government funds, and the rest from foundation and individual donations. This year, however, Hirsh expects to see its government and foundation money decline. At the same... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambian President Announces New Goal of Distributing AIDS Drugs to 100,000 HIV-Positive People by End of Next Year

...expansion, but the government previously has said that planned treatment programs would cost about $500 million over the next five years. Mwanawasa said that the country's $7 billion external debt has been "hampering the government's ability to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of Older People Living With HIV/AIDS in Michigan Doubled Over Past Five Years

...The number of HIV-positive people age 50 and older living in Michigan has doubled over the past five years, from 1,135 in January 1999 to 2,394 in January 2004, the Detroit News reports. Although some HIV-positive people are living Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

QuickStats: Annual Rates* of Hospitalization With a Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS Among Persons Aged ≥45 Years, by Sex -- National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 1997-2007 †

...2000-based postcensal civilian population estimates. From 1997 to 2007, a substantially higher rate of men than women aged ≥45 years were hospitalized with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS. Hospitalization rates for men in this age group increased... Read more »
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Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments associated with ageing,... Read more »

I want to talk to people with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello My name is colleen and I am 16 years old and I want people with AIDS to tell there story. I love to hear it. I am intrested in what they have gone through and how Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies