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Older Population And Hiv

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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...that this changes. Older women, their health care andsocial services providers, and their families need to understand how the viruscan and does impact this senior age group. About 10 percent of AIDS cases in the US female population are in womenolder than 50, with women of color representing the largest portion. The numberof AIDS cases in aging women has increased nearly three times in the last 10years, and heterosexual HIV transmission...
Ask the Experts

HIV over 50 (HIV IN OLDER FOLKS, 2009)

Hello,Do you know what strategies or prevention efforts have been done to address the individuals over 50 that are getting the virus? What prevention efforts do you think will be effective in the prevention of HIV in this population?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...virally enhanced recently told me, "I plan to live forever. So far so good." I'll print some basic information about HIV in older folks below. Stay well. See ya in the old folks' home, OK? Dr. Bob Older People and HIV How Many Older People Have... Read more »

HIV Prevention, Donations, 'WHOO-HOOS', and Thanks...

Hello Over There, dr. Bobby,I read your comments on HIV Prevention, and see that your thoughts are along the same lines as mine, only that you know a lot more about it than I do. I'll write you more about it soon. What I really can't understand is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Cinzia,I agree. See below.Dr. BobMEDICAL NEWSIncreasing Risk of HIV Among Older People, Doctors Failing to Diagnose Cases in Population, WHO Study SaysMarch 4, 2009People ages 50 and older are more likely to have unprotected sex than younger... Read more »

leg viens

I am wondering if large veins in you calf area are a sign of HIV. I have been positive for 22 years. I beginning to get insecure about my legs. Is there something I can do other than wear pants,because its hot in Florida. It is really starting to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...that with lipoatrophy (fat loss from extremities) the veins can become more prominent. Varicose veins are common in general population as well and often have a genetic component (seen in other family members of similar or older age). KH Read more »

HIV/AIDS life expectancy

What would approximate life expectancy be if a patient has 5,300 copies per ml virus load and 3.72 log copies, not taking antivirals, Recently had a bout with pneumonia but asymptomatic at this time. He is 51 years old and has no other major health...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...number of variables including most importantly CD4 count. In general life expectancy is maximized (can approach that of HIV- population) when CD4 count > 500 and px is on treatment with HIV RNA level undetectable. KH Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increasing Risk of HIV Among Older People, Doctors Failing to Diagnose Cases in Population, WHO Study Says

...physicians are failing to diagnose new HIV cases in this population because the virus still is considered to affect mostly younger populations. Older generations are "assumed not to be at risk," but HIV prevalence and incidence in people ages 50... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 7% of Adult Tanzanians HIV-Positive, New Survey Shows

...About 7% of the adult population in Tanzania is HIV-positive, according to survey results released on Friday by the Tanzania Commission for AIDS , the IPP Media/ Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan President Urges Abstinence, Noncomplacency on AIDS; Health Official Says Disease Shifting to Older Population

...Services Sam Okware at the conference said the "center of gravity" of HIV prevalence has "shifted" from people ages 22 to 35 to an "older generation," and he attributed the shift to the country's "ABC" prevention method -- which stands for... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

... Table of Contents The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV May Speed Up Aging Monitor Your Overall Health Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV-Positive Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV is growing as people become newly infected and as more patients survive thanks to HIV drugs. ... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...show that the number of people ages 50 and older living with HIV increased by 77 percent between 2001 and 2005 and that this population now represents more than 25 percent of all HIV and Aids cases in the US. The "graying of the Aids epidemic"... Read more »

old meds

Posted by paula5122, 1 Reply
...What can I do with my old meds. I don't want to throw them away Where can I donate these meds? Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...for Disease Control and Prevention invite you to help with a new program for men who have sex with men (MSM) and 18 years and older called SouthPOL+. The purpose of this study is to pilot the CDC developed Adaptation guidance to conduct... Read more »