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  • HIV treatment, metabolic changes and ageing

    Smoking, lack of exercise, eating a lot of fatty foods and drinking a lot of alcohol can cause changes to blood fats and to the way your...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Conditions related to HIV treatment, metabolic changes and ageing

    Lipodystrophy is a condition which causes changes in body shape and involves fat loss or fat gain in certain parts of the body. Long-term use of some older anti-HIV...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • GPs and primary care

    Many GPs offer services which are not available at your HIV clinic.To access a GP you must be registered as their patient.You don't have to...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • 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

    Information level Level 2
  • Stroke

    A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off.High blood pressure and high cholesterol are major risk factors for...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes is more likely to occur as a person gets older.People taking HIV treatment should have their blood glucose monitored regularly.Type 2 diabetes...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2

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  • Worried About HIV and Aging? The First Thing to Do Is Stop Smoking

    There are people out there who are anxious about the impact HIV has on the aging process, but who continue to smoke. This is to be preoccupied by a threat that we don't quite understand and are not sure how to deal with, while neglecting a very real health threat that can be changed and brought under control.

    12 January 2017 | The Body
  • UNAIDS PCB session on ageing and HIV reaffirms that an ageing population of people living with HIV is a measure of success

    A successful AIDS response must continue to expand treatment access equitably, by providing people-centred, age-sensitive and integrated health services. Moreover, people living with HIV must be supported to lead long and healthy lives, and people over 50 years of age should have equal access to social protection, employment and social integration.

    12 December 2016 | UNAIDS
  • Research finds that older people’s sexual problems are being dismissed

    Older people’s sexual activity problems and desires are being dismissed by health practitioners due to their age, a new study has suggested.

    08 December 2016 | University of Manchester
  • The Unintended Consequences of AIDS Survival

    A treatment activist chronicles the unique health and psychosocial challenges of long-term survivors and outlines goals for mobilization.

    07 December 2016 | Poz
  • Why over 45s are at risk of sexually transmitted infections – new findings

    Our research with heterosexual men and women in Glasgow aged between 45 and 65 explored not only what middle-aged adults know about HIV and other STIs but also the social circumstances surrounding that knowledge.

    05 December 2016 | The Conversation
  • Ageing positively: the menopause in women living with HIV

    Our team is conducting one of the largest studies to date in Europe, and the first ever in the UK, looking at how the menopause affects the health and wellbeing of women living with HIV.

    02 December 2016 | National Institute for Health Research
  • UNAIDS: Young African women are especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

    The annual World AIDS Day report of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) offers a far more nuanced take on the epidemic than it has in previous years. For the first time, the report examines the disease in four age brackets that it calls “the life-cycle approach to HIV.” UNAIDS suggests this breakdown—0 to 14, 15 to 24, 25 to 49, and 50-plus—should lead to a clearer view of the epidemic’s “complex dynamics” and a more targeted response.

    23 November 2016 | Science
  • Stopping a Silent Killer: Know the Facts About Heart Disease and HIV

    Heart disease rates among people living with HIV are elevated compared to the general population. If you add to that the fact that heart disease is often a silent killer with atypical symptoms, it is easy to understand why more research needs to be conducted on this subject.

    21 November 2016 | Positively Aware
  • Heart- and age-related issues

    New issue of TreatmentUpdate focused on cardiovascular health.

    12 October 2016 | CATIE
  • 6 Nursing Homes Accused of HIV Discrimination

    The facilities allegedly refused to accept a client because of his HIV, according to the ACLU.

    22 September 2016 | Poz
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We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

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