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What Age Group Is Affected By Hiv

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

Table of Contents Introduction The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself Related Info Sheets by The Well Project Introduction HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discusswith their children. However it is important that all families have thisdiscussion. There are many reasons you may want to discuss HIV and AIDS withyour children: you...
Ask the Experts

RE: does age affect outcome?

I'm 57, poz since 54. CD4 levels boucing around the 350 range around 30%. VL never above 6,000. Otherwise in excellent health. I'm trying to hold off taking meds as long as possible for the usual reasons. Resistance testing shows...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You should consider treatment sooner rather than later. The prognosis of untreated HIV infection is poorer for you than for someone of a younger age, over and apart from the fact that, due to the resistance pattern you are describing and the... Read more »

Does a patient's age affect outcome?

Hi,I am newly infected, and am 43. I read in one of your email answers that the age when infected affects mortality rates. If so, how?So, at what age would that ratio begin to tilt against me? thanks ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Age has a general effect on decreasing the degree of CD4 recovery on antiretroviral therapy (there is a wide range of residual thymic tissue/function that generally decreases with age). The lower the CD4 count and the older the patient then the... Read more »

ageing and HIV?

I am 56 years old and have been Poz since 1985. I have been LUCKY! All these years I have maintained a high T-cell and low Viral Load. This in my mind is from only having safe sex. My question is: At this point due to meds I have lost my gall balder...
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 feel so bad for you and what you have gone through. People sometimes forget that HIV may be a manageable disease for some but a very difficult thing to have when you are getting older. Since I have very limited information, I can just list a few... Read more »

What age should children be taught about HIV?

Help. There is a small group of parents who object to the Human Growth and Development Curriculum in our district, which also includes education about HIV. Currently, students are taught about HIV as early as the fifth grade. Some parents feel that...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I'm not sure what the parents are objecting to. Do they object to education about sexuality? If so, then this needs to be discussed and resolved. Different parents and communities have various standards as to when kids should learn about sex.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Kansas City - Group for HIV poz, ages 17-25 ONLY

Posted by Anonymous
Join other positive young adults - find support and friends around the KC Metro area...this is restricted to young adults ages 17-25.

Starting Mondays 4:00 - 5:30pm at KC Free Health Clinic, 3515 Broadway, KCMO

Call Lara at 816-753-5144 ext. 243
Group... Read more »

People Affected By HIV Support Group

Posted by Anonymous
I would like to invite anyone who has a friend or family member with HIV - and is needing to talk about this - to a new email group called HIV Affected. This support group will consist of others just like you, people who don't know where to... Read more »

Newly diagnosed-looking for others in my age group

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there!

I'm newly diagnosed as HIV+. I was infected through heterosexual contact. I haven't started any medications yet, but have sought treatment with a really great doctor. I'm looking for people in my age range (21-29) that are in a similar... Read more »

Online Anonymous Focus Group Discussion

Posted by southpolplus
Hello All,

We only need 7 more people to make this project successful! Help us out! Even more would be great!

NO/AIDS Task Force invites you to help with a program by name SouthPOL+ (www.southpolplus.com). This program is looking for MSM (men who... Read more »