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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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Swine flu and HIV-infected People

Any special precautions that people with HIV should take in the face of swine flu?Are there interactions between HIV meds and swine flu meds?should i get a flu vaccine now if I didnt get one before the winter?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, none is being recommended at this time. (See below.) But stay tuned and we'll keep you posted, OK?Dr. BobSwine FluApr 30, 2009 Hello Dr. Bob. I am asking this question in hopes that you will respond and people will read it. What... Read more »

3 people infected with HIV after colonoscopy?

Dr. Bob, what do you think of this? Is it possible they all got it from unsterile colonoscopy equipment, or were they just 3 people with HIV who just happened to get diagnosed after testing? ---------------------By BILL POOVEY, Associated Press...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As it says in the article, so far there is no way to prove patients were exposed to the viruses at the VA. However, it is worrisome that recommended universal precautions and sterilization procedures were not being followed! I agree the VA must... Read more »

Research shows some people protected from HIV infection

People with two mutant copies of the CCR5 gene appear to be protected from HIV infection. If this is the case how can someone determine if they have this type of mutant gene?My husband has been infected appx. 7 yrs. and did not know until PCP...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
Unfortunately, the relative protection offered by the presence of two mutant copies of the CCR5 gene is just that - relative. Even if you were found to harbor such a mutation, it would NOT be safe for you to resume an unprotected sexual... Read more »

Survival of HIV Infected People

Hi. I've been browsing this site and other HIV/AIDS sites for weeks now learning all I can about HIV. I'm currently waiting on PCR test results after having had a negative ELISA result at three months after a low-risk encounter...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Life expectancy is a very difficult question to answer accurately, but we have seen some very dramatic changes in the past several years. Without treatment, the typical survival with HIV infection was about 10 years. There were always a few lucky... Read more »
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Brits convict man of infecting friend with HIV

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
'Far from being the humane, cultured man he liked to portray himself as, he was some kind of psychopath'

CLAIR SMITH
The Scotsman February 7, 2007
IT WAS an idyllic weekend of camping by the banks of the river. A group of friends, French, Chilean,... Read more »

Mailing list for HIV(-) people who are infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the URL for the mailing list/message board for people who have been infected wih HIV for more than 1 year, yet still test negative via ELISA. For those of us who still have residual symptoms, we know how bogus these HIV/ AIDS tests... Read more »

Research study for newly infected people living in SF Bay Area

Posted by IRISStheSTUDY
If youre in the San Francisco Bay Area and newly diagnosed with HIV, you may be eligible to participate in research aimed to help people cope with the stress of being newly diagnosed.

Participants are assigned to contribute either by being... Read more »