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Oldest Living People With Hiv

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Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases

Alba: "I Think I'm the Oldest Woman Living With HIV!"

At first I was scared to death about HIV. I was trying to get my life back again, plus, I had an emotional rupture with my boyfriend. It was so hard for both of us to accept HIV. I got to acceptance, but he did not. He left me and said I was the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oldest Profession Flourishes in China

China's rapid economic growth has helped fuel a concurrent rise in prostitution throughout the country. "There was no open prostitution 25 years ago. Fifteen years ago, you didn't find sex workers in remote areas and cities. But now it's prevalent... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Hyssop

Hyssop ( Hyssopus officinalis ) is one of the oldest medicinal plants used in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The leaves and flowers of this evergreen shrub are used and the essential oil is extracted. Hyssop was traditionally used as a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is Probiotics Safe for people living with HIV?

Hello Dr. Young, Recently I read that probiotic supplements can help reduce inflammation. I also read people living with HIV should avoid those types of supplements. What's true? My VL is undetectable and CD4 is 550, I am on Truvada, Reyataz,...
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 have written a few articles that will give you the information you seek: <a href="http://www.thebodypro.com/content/63818/a-gut-feeling-emerges-in-hiv.html" target=_new>A "Gut Feeling" Emerges in HIV</a> <a... Read more »

blankets and shawls for people living with HIV

I have a knitting group that wants to make lap blankets or shawls for people with AIDS---I understand they have a difficult time maintaining body heat. where can I take them (or send them) so that they can be used? or would they be unnecessary?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
That is so sweet of you.Please contact your local non-profits since most would jump at this offer.Thanks <a href="http://www.thebody.com/index/hotlines/other.html" target=_new>United States HIV/AIDS Organizations</a>... Read more »

How long are people living with HIV, IF DETECTED EARLY AND THEY ARE TAKING MEDS AS PRESCRIBED?

hi Dr.Sherer, how long does the average person live who is living with HIV if he /she was diagnosed early enough , take meds as prescribed, exercises, and easts health in these days of the disease? I am 22 and was diagnosed a few month , it is...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
In the current era of HIV treatment, 80-85% of people have a response to ART like yours, with full viral suppression and rising CD4 cells. The estimates for long term survival are highest for someone who 'gets it right' with the very... Read more »

Is it really true HIV+ people can live normal life spans? How quickly do they need to be treated?

I will start by admitting my paranoia. I'm terrified to be tested for HIV. I am 30 years old and I have been happily married for 5 years. I have been sexually active since the age 16 and have not always practiced safe sex. Although I have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is not really a hepatitis question. However, the treatment of HIV now is much like diabetes or hypertension. If treated appropriately, and reasonably early the expectation is that people should live almost normal life spans. If you are worried... Read more »
Connect With Others

oldest daughter with Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi! everyone I'm a 28 year single mom with a young lil girl and i was just diagnosed with HIV positive 2 weeks ago. the news that was given to me were devestated. the first thing that came to my mind was my little girl, my mother and my youngest... Read more »

7/9: Staten Island, NY: A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
Noon - 3:00pm
514 Bay Street (Soup Kitchen)
Staten Island, NY

Featuring: Blood Pressure Screening, Mental Health Screening, Nutritional Presentation - Eating the right foods,... 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 »

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 »