Reading the New York Times article “AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer”

This was the title of a New York Times article by Jane Gross published on January 6, 2008.  Focusing on several case studies, the piece highlighted “a constellation of ailments showing up prematurely or in disproportionate numbers among the first wave of AIDS survivors to reach late middle age.”

There’s no doubt that the article is timely: the number of people 50 and older living with HIV has increased 77 percent from 2001 to 2005, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control, and they now are a quarter of all cases in the United States (about 116,000). And, it’s certainly true, as the piece suggests, “the graying of the AIDS epidemic has increased interest in the connection between AIDS and cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis, and depression.”

The New York Buyers’ Club (like its predecessor DAAIR) has always been engaged in looking ahead in order to size up and respond to the special health issues faced by people with HIV, whether those issues derive from the virus itself, or from medication side-effects. So if you’d like to know more about how our membership has used dietary supplements over the longer haul to maintain and improve their health, and to counter symptoms and medication side-effects, please do continue to consult this blog, as well as our website, found at Also–if you’d like to be included the mailing and/or email list for our quarterly publication THE SUPPLEMENT, just drop a line to NYBC doesn’t claim to have all the answers to the health concerns of people with HIV, but you might be surprised at how many useful recommendations and suggestions (based on much reviewing of the science and many years of accumulated experience) our nonprofit information exchange has to offer.


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