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Older People and HIV

... 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 The Bottom Line How Many Older
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saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this one last question even though you've already answered me. Okay so the bottle... it was on the back of the toilet so the person who used it probably was taking a crap... so if a minimal amount of feces was on it and if the person using it had... Read more »

burn out at old hiv-pioneers (OLDER PEOPLE AND HIV/AIDS)

Hi Dr. Bob.Mikel again from Germanys online-support hotline :-)on world aids day i will be interviewed by a radiochannel to the subject of "getting old with hiv"gee, I am just 48 and within the hiv-community i am rated as "older" :-))- well never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...late 40s and am very sensetive to the nearing turn, its effect on me, my hiv, and longevity. Do we really know that much about people with hiv over 40? It seems that more people like me are getting infected and we really have no idea of the... Read more »

how many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)

Hi Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my hiv specialist told me hardly no one dies of hiv-aids anymore in Australia, he said maybe 10% of pepole with HIV die in 2008 in auz,but people infected in 2008...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."chronic manageable illness" and those infected should expect to live "a normal lifespan." Well, I'm perhaps the most optimistic person on the planet, but I'm also a scientist and realist. As such, I can't really claim that we have good data to... Read more »

Cookbook for person with HIV/AIDS?

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with HIV and his health is already rapidly declining.I'm looking for a cookbook specifically for people with HIV/AIDS with diet tips, healthy recipes, etc ... do any exist?-K-
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any cookbook specificly for HIV+ persons that I could recommend. If any reader is aware of such a book please post. The nutritional needs of a sick HIV+ patient can Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cincinnati Enquirer Looks at Effects of Antiretrovirals on the Lives of People With HIV, Larger Epidemic

... The Cincinnati Enquirer examined how the "success stories" of people living longer with HIV -- such as that of former National Basketball Association player Earvin "Magic" Johnson -- can "illustrate Read more »
The Body

Laughing Stock: How Improvisational Theater Helps People With HIV/AIDS

...called the circus bow: You stand upright, throw your arms out and declare, "Ta-daaaa!" like a ringmaster. But in this case, the people doing it aren't in a circus: They're HIV-positive people participating in an improvisational comedy class... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WFP, UNAIDS Work to Improve Nutritional Support Available for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...to make their treatment as effective as possible." "The purpose in the first couple of weeks and months is to make the person as healthy as possible," Bloem said. "So, you need what we call the most nutrient dense food affordable and... Read more »
National AIDS Housing Coalition

Kampala, Uganda: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...is now generalized in the general population but particularly in pockets of fishingcommunities, long distance truck drivers, people 35 to 49 years of age, sex workers, mobile andmarried populations. The Housing Crisis Uganda's population is... Read more »
Connect With Others

Looking for Real People with HIV for Photo Shoot in Atlanta

Posted by talentsoup
...TalentSoup is holding an open casting call for real people, preferably those that are HIV positive. The chosen talent will be used in print advertising for an HIV drug and the ads will Read more »

Media and People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...this notice? Thank you. Kind Regards Jackie Dear Friends, HAVE YOUR SAY! PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL SURVEY OF 'THE MEDIA AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS' Please fill in the online survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=316232097583 ... Read more »

Looking for people to interview with HIV or AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi, I am writing a series of articles about AIDS and HIV infections aimed at college students in Pullman and Moscow Idaho. Many students feel their risk of catching such a disease in Read more »

People of Color and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Jgrimes
...I am a graduate student looking to hear more about the experiences of People of Color and HIV/AIDS. I am wondering if you notice more of a stigma because of race, differences in availability to treatments, Read more »