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Men Past 70 Years Of Age With AIDS

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The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...medications to help reverse bone loss are also available. You should also be monitored for cognitive problems (changes in thinking or memory), liver disease, kidney disease, metabolic and body shape abnormalities, diabetes, and mental health issues, including depression. Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV-Positive Aging Population The aging process itself lowers energy levels, restricts social encounters, and cause...
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What is your stand on HPV vaccine for men?

Dear Dr. McGowan,I'm HIV undetectable, HPV neg, 43 y/o man. I understand having anal sex (sometimes unprotected), especially as the receptive partner, puts me in high risk for HPV. Though there are no guidelines for males in my age group - would...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks very much for your question.HPV (Human Papilloma virus) is a huge problem for both men and women, and especially men who have sex with men. HPV has many types (strains, some of which can cause warts and some can Read more »

Facial Changes Possible after only 1 year of HAART?

Hello,I started HAART treatment approximately 1 year ago and am now undetectable with CD4 around 400. Howerever, I appear to be experiencing some weight gain around my midsection and my face appears more "haggard" or "gaunt." Specifically, more...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. It is possible to develop lipodystrophy after just one year of treatment, but not very likely. One of the challenges is separating the effects of normal aging from lipodystrophy. Men in their 40s Read more »

gay men access to Gardasil?

I'm recently out of the closet, and have had very few sexual encounters so far. I realize that I might already be infected with some strains of HPV even after one or two encounters, but still it seems to makes sense that I get vaccinated for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HPV infection in men causes genital warts and has been linked to penile and anal cancer. HPV-infected men can transmit the virus to their sexual partners. Read more »

Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...were diagnosed with HIV (but not yet having AIDS), of the 52,690 cases that were reported:72% were male 28% were female32% were men having sex with men18% were injecting drug users4% were men having sex with men who were also injecting drug... Read more »
Articles
The Body

Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

...Homophobia: What Are We Talking About When We Talk About "Barebacking"? Prevalence: How Widespread Is Unprotected Sex Among Gay Men? Motivations: Why Would Gay Men Put Themselves at Risk? Interventions: What Kinds of Support Do Gay Men... 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 †

...U.S. Census Bureau 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapidly Aging HIV Epidemic Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Australia

...leading to the aging of this population. The rate of aging has not been quantified, however, producing uncertainty in the treatment emphasis and burden in these patients. To estimate numbers and ages of Australian men who have sex with men... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...andtrichomoniasis Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and menstruation, many HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while... Read more »
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HIV a dating NIGHTMARE

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...my agony? I am 24 years old and positive. I am an attractive woman but I am having extreme difficulty meeting other positive men to date. I have been through all of the online matchmakers and I cannot find anyone remotely close to where I live in... Read more »

Baby-boomers living with HIV

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...lives we face a different set of challenges than the average people our age. The HIV antiviral drugs are great, there is no argument there. Its a fear of the unknown that faces us as we age into our 50s, 60 and beyond. Although My Doctor keeps... Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...report reinforced previous findings that the epidemic disproportionately affects blacks of both sexes as well as gay and bisexual men. As the number of people living with HIV grows, so does the cost of providing medical services to this... Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »