Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Is There A Certain Age Prone To Hiv Or Aids

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

Table of Contents The Aging HIV Population Is Growing Living and Aging With HIV Aging-Related Health Challenges What Else Can You Do? Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV+ Aging Population Taking Care of Yourself The Aging HIV Population Is Growing In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today theepidemic impacts people of all ages, including older people (age 50 and over).While 50 may not...
Ask the Experts

Who is more prone?

Hello there doctors, I am a 15 year old girl and very curioous about HIV and who is more prone to acquire it. No I am not HIV positive becuase I never had sex or was born with sai ddisease, but I would like to know who is more prone to contracting...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Anyone having unprotected sex can acquire HIV infection. It is of little use to try to compare risk of infection among certain groups. The virus can pass through mucosal surfaces (the shiny surfaces of our genitals and gastrointestinal tract).... Read more »

Exposure-prone procedures & HIV-positive surgical techs.

I have an acquaintance who is HIV-1-positive & who was admitted to hospitalwith Hepatitis A. While in hospital, his company's medical officer inappropriatelyread his medical chart at nurses' station & discovered that tech was...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Ufortunately, tech may not have an alternative to his new job situation. Under the Americans with disabilities act an employee may make such a transfer if the employee poses a "direct threat" to the safety of others. In this case, techs... Read more »

Does a less healthier person, more prone to get HIV?

Doctor, I know that you are a wonerful person, giving peace and guidance to a whole bunch of people. I have few questions.I heard that, the chance of getting infected with HIV virus, from a needle/syringe prick with HIV + blood, is .3 to .8...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, MJ.1. Yes, but there are many variables involved in whether HIV is actually transmitted.2. Nope.3. Nope.4. Nope.HIV doesn't really care if you're healthy or not. I was extremely healthy when the virus found me. I seroconverted... Read more »

Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Pillboy,Morbidity means illness. Mortality refers to pushing up daisies.Your friend is woefully misinformed. HIV/AIDS is a slowly progressive disease that does not have a cure. That makes it a terminal (fatal) condition. Yes, we have made... Read more »
Connect With Others

Almost certain I am +, waiting on test to move on

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello,

Maybe I should be posting under another section, but my test results have not yet returned. However, I have come to terms that what I have is indeed HIV/AIDS. I am just waiting for the result to tak the next step.

I am a 21 year old college... Read more »

I am almost certain I have HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As weird as this sounds, I'm almost 100% sure I am HIV+ but I don't know for sure. I was tested in May 98 and I never got results back from my doctor. I know I could have called for my results but I could barely deal with getting the test, never... Read more »

Age of AIDS to air on PBS May 30 and 31

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/aids/

PBS Frontline will air a documentary on HIV/AIDS from the first mysterious cases in the late 70's to the present pandemic. Should be excellent, especially for all you young'un's who don't know how far we... Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
As many of you know, I was diagnosed with HIV in September 1984; but, as with many others, I probably was initially infected years earlier. I started AZT in 1994, then DDC, then epivir/zerit. I went off meds in 2000 at my insistence and didn't... Read more »