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Number Of People Affected By Hiv

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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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numbers, numbers

hi,I'm newly infected/diagnosed and am pretty scared right now. I've been trying to educate myself as much as possible. And sites like this are very helpful. But I'm really afraid of three things. 1)med's side effects. 2)...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
thanks for your question and sorry to hear of your situation.In general, most persons with HIV infection in the US do fine for many years, even without the initiation of antiretroviral therapy.Once therapy is started, I believe that key issues are... Read more »

how do depleted numbers of CD4 cells affect antibody production

and cell mediated immunity?what affect do antibodies have on the numbers of HIV particles?thanks...
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
CD4 cells make lots of chemicals and hormones that are required for normal function of b cells and cytotoxic t cells (CD8 cells). Thus, if their number is decreased significantly, these other cells are not signalled appropriately to perform their... Read more »

what can people do to help you and others affected by HIV

Dr. Bob, I have been looking through this forum for a while now and am really touched by the work that you do. I really do and i speak from my heart. Instead of being upset at the world after your infection you are out there helping people cope with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thank you for your very kind comments. What's my secret to being so optimistic about life??? Gosh, I'm not sure I have one. I just feel our very temporary existence on this incredible planet, including our very lives, loves, sex... Read more »

Number of people cured

Hi Nelson,Could you please tell me how many people are officially considered cured of HIV? There's so many different versions of the answer going around. Thanks so much....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
I do not blame you for being confused! We have seen so many reports (some real and some bogus) out there about the cure.These are the people that have been reported so far and how they got cured (either complete eradication or functional cure where... Read more »
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People Affected By HIV Support Group

Posted by Anonymous
I would like to invite anyone who has a friend or family member with HIV - and is needing to talk about this - to a new email group called HIV Affected. This support group will consist of others just like you, people who don't know where to... Read more »

Care home for people affected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
Hi All~
I don't know if this will interest anyone but her goes. I just recently moved to Phoenix AZ w/ my best freind (who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those... Read more »

CNN - The day in numbers: 39.5 million

Posted by Anonymous
The day in numbers: 39.5 million

By Sunaina Gulati for CNN

(CNN) -- Some 39.5 million people are living with AIDS worldwide, according to a U.N. report released on Tuesday. "This year's report gives us real cause for concern," said U.N. AIDS chief... Read more »

International Service for People Living with HIV

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »