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  • GPs and primary care

    This factsheet highlights the contribution which general practice doctors (usually called GPs or family doctors), and other NHS services termed ‘primary care services’ can make...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Health monitoring in older age

    As we age, the risks of developing certain health problems increase. Some common conditions associated with being older (generally being over 50) include type 2 diabetes, heart disease...

    From: Booklets

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  • Stroke

    A stroke happens when a blood clot blocks an artery or blood vessel in the brain, or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts....

    From: Factsheets

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in the body is too high because the body cannot use it properly. Diabetes exists in two...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Older adults

    The existence of effective treatments for HIV means people are able to live with HIV to an increasingly older age. The proportion of people seen for HIV...

    From: HIV & UK African communities

    Information level Level 4

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  • Free new tool for health providers to assist physical rehabilitation in people living with HIV

    The free website, entitled "How Rehabilitation Can Help People Living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Evidence-Informed Tool for Rehab Providers", was adapted from a Canadian resource and is also downloadable for use on paper. It's designed to be a one-stop resource for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health workers who can quickly and easily research the most common HIV-related disabilities, and find evidence-based rehabilitation solutions

    02 December 2015 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • “Can People with HIV Eat Sushi?”: Your HIV & Diet Questions Answered

    These days the top health concerns for people with HIV are the same nutrition and diet-associated health problems faced by other Americans, like becoming overweight or obese. I often worry more about the impact of fast food and soda on my patients than I do about them getting sick from something related to HIV.

    24 November 2015 | BETA blog
  • One in six HIV-infected people in UK is aged over 55

    The authors of Public Health England’s report called this morning for better integrated care pathways to manage co-morbidities and other complications, as life expectancy increases for HIV-infected people.

    20 October 2015 | Onmedica
  • Frailty, "Precarious" Status, and Comorbidities Linked in Large French Cohort

    Two thirds of an older French HIV group met criteria for frailty or prefrailty, and half met criteria for "precarious" socioeconomic status in a 509-person prospective analysis. Multivariate analysis linked frailty and 2 or more comorbidities to precariousness, defined by the EPICES (Evaluation of Deprivation and Inequalities in Health Examination Centers) score.

    07 October 2015 | NATAP
  • Zimbabwe: Senior Govt Official Says 700 000 HIV+ People in Urgent Need of ARVs

    MORE than 500 000 HIV positive people are in urgent need of anti-retro viral (ART) drugs as government frantically tries to source funds to address the crisis, a senior health ministry official has said. Elderly people are the main target because they are not gainfully employed, he said.

    29 September 2015 | New Zimbabwe via
  • The Low-Down on Inflammation from an HIV Doctor

    Inflammation is the generic term for the body’s response to injury. During injury, the immune system—our body’s defense system—activates a complicated network of cells and chemical signals. Acute inflammation, immune activation that’s rapid and self-limited, is essential for healing. But chronic inflammation, immune activation that continues even after the initial injury is gone, is problematic. Chronic inflammation is like a volume control knob on a stereo being stuck—with the volume turned all the way up.

    24 August 2015 | BETA blog
  • Top five concerns people with HIV have about ageing: Scotland

    Through the Positive Persons' Forum and other initiatives, many people with HIV in Scotland have made it clear that they are very concerned about growing older with HIV. We have set out some of these concerns in the infographic below (or view it as a plain online image). The top 5 concerns were confidentiality, the effects of HIV medication, drug interactions, Financial stability and ignorance and stigma.

    12 August 2015 | HIV Scotland-
  • Patients with AIDS at increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration

    Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome have a four-fold increase in their risk of developing intermediate-stage age-related macular degeneration compared to people of the same age who are not infected with HIV, according to results from the Longitudinal Study of the Ocular Complications of AIDS presented today at the 2015 ARVO Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo.

    05 May 2015 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • UCLA research links HIV to age-accelerating cellular changes

    Study suggests adults infected with the virus can develop age-related diseases a decade earlier than their uninfected peers.

    23 April 2015 | UCLA press release
  • Age-related macular degeneration in HIV

    Researchers at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and elsewhere in the U.S. have been monitoring the eyes of people who have survived AIDS. They found that out of 1,825 participants, 10% had intermediate-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Compared to HIV-negative people, the rate of AMD among these long-term survivors of AIDS was four-fold greater. The findings and implications of this study are discussed below.

    01 April 2015 | CATIE
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