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What Age Group Is Growing Fastest In Hiv

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Black AIDS Institute

HIV Epidemic Growing Fastest Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men

Young black gay and bisexual men are the only population in the U.S. in which the pace of HIV's spread is increasing, according to a startling study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday. CDC researchers looked at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

President: Ukraine Still Has One of Fastest-Growing AIDS Epidemics in Europe

In a World AIDS Day address, President Viktor Yushchenko said HIV continues to spread faster in Ukraine than in other European nations, and he called for new measures to tackle the escalating problem. The country has 100,000 reported cases,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Epidemic Fastest Growing and Getting Worse in Ex-Communist Countries, UN Says

On Tuesday, UNICEF said former communist countries in Europe and Central Asia are experiencing the world's fastest-growing AIDS epidemics. In the region, an estimated 1.4 million people are HIV-positive, and about 210,000 became infected last year.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Fastest HIV Testing

Hi Dr. You already answered my question "Had Protected Sex_Now Sore throat_Is it HIV?", but I din't get any option to continue the thread. SO, writing a new question. Please answer my below questions:1. Why do you think that my...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
1: A sore throat has nothing to do with HIV. Just because you have never had a sore throat without getting sick doesn't make this HIV. 2: Go in for a combo antigen/antibody test. The antigen portion of the test can pick up an infection much... Read more »

Veiny Legs, Growing Trunk

Hello, I have been on the same Drug Regimen for almost 5 years, Crix, D4t, 3TC...my VL is and has been UND the entire time, My t-cells have never fallen below 496..and are currently around 1000. However, besides the fatigue, I've not shown any...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Why those events are happening (under the term lipodystrophy) is under fierce debate. Aging, time with HIV, good response to therapy (both low HIV RNA and high CD4 counts), and particular types of drugs have been implicated but proof is lacking.... Read more »

Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Pillboy,Morbidity means illness. Mortality refers to pushing up daisies.Your friend is woefully misinformed. HIV/AIDS is a slowly progressive disease that does not have a cure. That makes it a terminal (fatal) condition. Yes, we have made... Read more »

Fastest route to detection?

What would the soonest a detection can occur? It seems that antibody testing is detectable between 6 weeks and 3 months, but what about viral testing? If an HIV+ encounter occurs, what would a recommended testing routine be? What about an...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
YOur first statement is correct. The current testing algorithm is antibody testing at baseline and 1 and 3 months following exposure. Many people have applied the unapproved viral load test 4 weeks after exposure.... 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 »

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 »

Growing?

Posted by Survivor
Snippett from Poz.com

A Growing Concern

by Susan Hunter



Twenty-five years after doctors discovered the disease, the AIDS epidemic continues to spread, unchecked, even where we least expect it in our own backyard

My friend Susan Howe, a 60-year-old... Read more »

Aging with Hiv and Meds

Posted by riverprincess, 2 Replies
Since it seems to be one of the latest topics for the medical field and spolen on the boards here I figure it was time for a posting pertaining to it., How Life is when pos and on meds for a long while. As stated by iam1 in another thread, there... Read more »