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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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Sexual Abuse...Sold for sex at 14...HIV+...Straight

I am a male sexually abused by older uncle starting at age 12 and by an Aunt at 10...my uncle began selling me to men at 14 to feed his own drug habit...poor I started selling myself at 16 to get the things I wanted and to support my mother and 7...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I am sorry to hear of all your past and ongoing experiences, especially your history of being exploited and the continuing effects of that trauma. I would encourage you to focus on the present and begin to tackle these issues... Read more »

Need a straight answer!

The guys at the 'starting treatment' forum think that with treatment newly HIV infected people will live their natural life span. Are you as optimistic as they are? And most important for me is true for infected babies as well?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Better understanding of HIV infection and the availability of antiretrovirals has markedly improved the outlook for individuals with HIV infection. With appropriate care and adherence to medications, HIV-infected adults can now live for many years... Read more »

Time to set safe sex straight! (COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET, 2011)

Dear Dr Bob, I am so thankful you are here but its time to set people like me straight! I have just had oral sex with an unknown individual at a bathhouse.I have had similar scares before but very lucky! Why I keep putting myself through this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Why don't we just say oral sex is not safe??? Good question. Actually, that is what I have been saying for years but with appropriate qualifying statements regarding the degree of risk involved. See the chapter devoted to oral sex in the... Read more »

re scared straight

Here is how I see it. Correct me if I am wrong. Chances of me getting HIV from giving a blow job is very scarce!! "Theoretically" does not mean its ever happened. But it can happen .However .,after the fact .. I think that the 1 in a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello M,I cannot give you an exact risk-percentage statistic because there are many variables involved in HIV transmission (viral strain, viral load, concurrent STDs, local trauma, etc.). I've already provided you with the scientific... Read more »
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Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
This is my first post in here. I live my life as if I'm not infected, and try to be just like everybody else that I see walking down the street, having fun, and enjoying life. I'm fairly accomplished, and have made some of my greatest... Read more »

CONFUSED STRAIGHT HIV+ MALE, SEEKING FRIENDS

Posted by Scottishchris, 4 Replies
Hi, my name is Chris, i'm 28yrs old, i live in Scotland. Not much support up here, seeking friends, females more than welcome.
Hope to hear from you soon,
bye Read more »

Im a straight man in Texas looking for some hiv+ friends

Posted by Sparrow, 5 Replies
I was diagnosed almost 1 year ago,. Im pretty a handsome guy who lives in the country. Just lookin for some people like me who are female that want to be friends. Read more »

Single &Straight Hiv positve 23/m

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'am living in Corvallis an "am seeking a support group,or thinking of starting one for those that are age 18 plu who are straight and were infrected by the virus via blood transfusion.Please take no offense at this posting,I'am just seeking others... Read more »