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What Ages Are Mostly Affected By Hiv

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The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...the Need for Social Support for the HIV-Positive Aging Population Taking Care of Yourself The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impacts people of all ages, including older people (age 50 and over). Issues related to HIV and older people are receiving more and more attention as this population grows. In fact, on September 18, 2009, the first National HIV/AIDS and...
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Long-term HIV Patient, age 60, with stable virile load

Hi,I have been hiv+ for 23 years, whose CD4 count has fluctuated around 600. Viral load usually below 30,000. Four years ago my doctor took me off of meds, the logic that the drugs do not appear to affect the numbers either way. My new doc, who has...
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
I would agree with getting you back on meds, although I am not sure I understand the need for 5 drugs. Was significant resistance found? I am also not sure about the need for AZT in your case. It would be helpful if you had the resistance test... Read more »

Long-Term HIV Patient, age 60, with stable virile load

Response to Dr. Holodniy's Question:I have Resistance: T69A, K70E, M184V and Other mutations, 98S, L135T, L63T, V771, 193L. She indicated that the AZT use was due to resistance factors. I was previously taking Videx, Zerit and Epiver over a 10-year...
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
The resistance mutations are not that significant to warrant such an aggressive regimen of so many drugs. I still don't understand the reason for AZT. Read more »

"The Age Of AIDS"

Thanks for the info about this PBS program. Just wanted to let you know I found it for free at and by typing The Age of AIDS into the search field. I believe you said it could be found at Net Flicks and Blockbuster, which is good for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'm glad you found "The Age of AIDS" on It does a good job describing the first 25 years of the epidemic.Regarding a documentary that follows newly 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 Read more »
The Body

Steps Forward: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...supplementation on blood levels of HIV antiretrovirals assessment of incidence of menopause in HIV infected women under 50 years of age use of leptin on visceral fat and inflammatory markers in HIV infected people effect of armodafinil on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Age Differences in Sexual Partners and Risk of HIV-1 Infection in Rural Uganda

...sociodemographic characteristics and behaviors and were tested for HIV and STDs. Twenty percent of 6,177 ever sexually active women ages 15 to 29 had HIV. Young women had a higher prevalence of HIV than men. HIV-1 prevalence increased with age... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Research Explores Challenges of Aging HIV/AIDS Population's Needs

...resources need to be put into researching issues related to aging and HIV, advocates say. In addition, prevention and treatment messages need to target older adults. "The fastest growing incidence is among young men, [ages] 18-24," said Hill.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection or Medications Age Brain

...patients and 25-negative patients, with both groups comparable in mean age and education. HIV serostatus and age independently affected fMRI measures, though they did not interact, the authors wrote. The brains of those HIV-infected needed to... Read more »
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Excellent article on HIV & aging, "New York" mag.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
... "Another Kind of AIDS Crisis" A striking number of HIV patients are living longer but getting older fastershowing early signs of dementia and bone weakness usually seen in the elderly. Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies over fifty. I just turned 53. This article is based on years of work that has tracked the incidence of the diseases of ageing in those with HIV. Those studies have found that HIV and Protease Inhibitors both make more likely that a person... Read more »

Link to NYT article on HIV/Ageing includes charts

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The Dark Ages

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...was the presence of bystanders that helped him . He was taken to a hospital. I just cant believe we are still in the dark ages about HIV. Read more »