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In America At What Age Are People Most Commonly Infected With Hiv

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The Well Project

Pneumonias

...not be able to breathe on her/his own. When this happens, a machine called a respirator (or ventilator) is used temporarily while the antibiotics fight the infection and improve the lungs. Pneumonia and HIV HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . Pneumocystis carinii (or jiroveci ) Pneumonia...
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Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...changes in overall prevalence of HAND, the pattern of neurocognitive impairment may be shifting as the HIV positive population ages.A growing number of people with HIV appear to have neurocognitive manifestations more akin to those of Alzheimer's... Read more »

Age 60

Hi Dr. BobI was negative in April 08 and diagnoed in July 08 positive at the age 60. My first CD4 in Sept was 472 VL 1300 just tested again in Dec. and CD4 was 622 and VL 3490. I have looked for info on hiv at 60 and find no real studies. I guess my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...follow-up regimens, you should plan on dying of old age rather than old AIDS. See below. Dr. Bobburn out at old hiv-pioneers (OLDER PEOPLE AND HIV/AIDS)Nov 27, 2007 Hi Dr. Bob. Mikel again from Germanys online-support hotline :-) on world aids... Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most bizarre fashion....I stepped on a hypo needle on a Florida beach. I started on Crixivan and Combivir 13 years ago, and am still on them. CD4 is 1300...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and toxicities (anemia, lipoatrophy, etc.). Certainly the old adage, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," may apply. However, personally I think there are much better (more potent, better tolerated, more convenient) regimens available today... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Joseph from Zambia,Yes, superinfection is possible between any two HIV+ people having unprotected sex, including spouses who are faithful to each other. That said, what we don't know is how frequently superinfection Read more »
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Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

...have anal sex with other men in the U.S. are doing so without condoms -- and meanwhile, for many gay men, HIV prevention messages have become like broken records. Advertisement On the other hand, when you look at nearly 30 years of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...in 34 markets. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race. New HIV Infections refers to HIV incidence , or the number of people that are newly infected with HIV. The term men who have sex with men (MSM) is used in CDC surveillance... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...itself. Making the window period for HIV as short as possible is a critical public health priority, as people in the very early stages of HIV infection play an outsized role in the spread of infection within social networks. RNA-based tests are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Forum Explores Aging With HIV/AIDS

...patients are in recovery but experiencing the health consequences of earlier substance use, Brennan said. Next, four local people offered their own reflections. One, social worker Latona Torrey, noted that the epidemic had fostered two important... Read more »
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The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...provide. Please begin the "double blind" global study of TETRASIL/IMUSIL today. IT IS TIME. Boyd Ed Graves, J.D., in propria persona, NINTH CIRCUIT, Case No.: 03-56812 Graves v. U.S.A. (FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT LAWSUIT FOR "FULL DISCLOSURE"... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population infected with HIV is heterosexual. Read more »

Growing?

Posted by Survivor
...in 2004, they accounted for 26%. In 2004, teen girls in America accounted for 50% of all new infections among all Americans ages 13 to 19, and women accounted for 37% of those ages 20 to 24, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 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 Read more »