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What Are The Statistics On Women Of Childbearing Age Who Are Hiv-positive

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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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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, truvada, instentra) I...
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 »

does being hiv positive age you faster than if you weren't positive?

I am a 40 yr.old hiv + woman,has chronic fatigue,and has high blood pressure,high cholesterol,high triglycerides,all complications due to hiv meds,does the complications of meds and the disease age a person faster than if you were hiv negative?
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Untreated HIV and particularly progression of HIV to illness, is associated with accelerated aging. People may notice accelerated aging of Read more »

Is Resveratrol effective against the aging effects of being HIV positive?

Dr. Henry,I've both read and heard on the news about the anti-aging effects of resveratrol and just wondered if there have been any studies of this supplement related to HIV?I was wondering if there are any known interactions with existing HIV meds,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A clinical trial of the drug was just halted due to unexpected kidney side effects. To my knowledge has not been studied in HIV infections. If any reader knows of any published study please post. KH Read more »

Circumcision at age 37

Dr. Bob,What would you say to my decision to get circimsized at age 37? I'm straight, live in Africa and I want to decrease my risk of getting HIV.By the way , who thought up the idea of circumcision?Zander
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."OUCHAMAGOUCHA!!!" However, I applaud your decision!Not only has circumcision been conclusively shown to decrease the risk of HIV in men having sex with women, it also appears to decrease the risk of several other STDs in men (HSV-2 and HPV). It... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Leading Cause of Death Among Women Ages 15-44, WHO Study Shows

... In follow-up coverage to the WHO's report on women's health , several news outlets examine the impact HIV/AIDS is having on women around the world. "In its first study of women's health, the World Health Organization said yesterday that Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Profiles Support Group for HIV-Positive Women Over Age 50

...group for black and Hispanic HIV-positive women over age 50 in Harlem, N.Y. The Divas is organized through Iris House , an HIV/AIDS service center that opened 15 years ago in Harlem. According to the Times , Divas members -- who range in age... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Incidence Among Women of Reproductive Age in Malawi and Zimbabwe

... With the objective of determining the incidence of HIV-1, the researchers conducted a multisite study in Malawi and Zimbabwe to inform HIV prevention and vaccine trials. Women of reproductive Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Examines HIV/AIDS Knowledge of Women Over Age 50

...The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday examined the HIV/AIDS knowledge of women over age 50, who are "extremely naive" about how the virus is transmitted. According to a study conducted 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 Read more »

I'm 23 and Living with HIV: One Woman's Story

Posted by asya
...I just read an article on SavvyMiss.com about a 23-year-old woman living with HIV and her struggle with the disease. I can't believe she has to go through this at such a young age, but she is making a huge difference Read more »

Living with HIV as a Young Woman

Posted by asya
...I just read an article on SavvyMiss.com about a 23-year-old woman living with HIV and her struggle with the disease. I can't believe she has to go through this at such a young age, but she is making a huge difference Read more »

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.... Read more »