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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...

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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....

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • CHINA: Rise in HIV Identified Among Older Adults in China

    Healio reported that according to the Chinese National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, the number of adults ages 50 and older with HIV or AIDS in China has increased. The researchers reviewed data from the Chinese HIV/AIDS National Case Reporting System from 2005 to 2012 on 73,521 individuals older than 50 with HIV or AIDS, analyzed demographic characteristics, and identified clusters.

    11 April 2014 | CDC National Prevention Information Network
  • CROI 2014: Researchers discuss HIV, aging, and frailty

    People living with HIV are at greater risk of geriatric syndromes such as frailty and difficulty with daily activities than HIV negative people of the same age -- and this can have a significant effect upon their quality of life as they age, according to several studies presented at the 14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) last month in Boston.

    08 April 2014 |
  • Quality of life for people with HIV in the UK remains poor, despite treatment successes

    Compared to the general population, people with HIV experienced lower HRQoL in all of the areas they were questioned about, but especially anxiety and depression. Being female, non-white, without children and having a lower level of education were associated with lower HRQoL. The negative effect of HIV on overall HRQoL was similar to heavy smoking.

    02 April 2014 | British HIV Association
  • UK seeing significant rise in older people living and being diagnosed with HIV

    A new paper published online in the British Geriatrics Society journal Age and Ageing argues that despite a year-on-year increase in the number of people over the age of 50 being diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), there is a reluctance of healthcare professionals to offer HIV tests to older people.

    13 March 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • Dreaming A New Future: A Conversation with Long-Term Survivors

    “What’s next?” That’s the question at the heart of a burgeoning movement of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors and allies. For people who lived through the devastating losses and unimaginable triumphs of the early decades of AIDS—many of whom never expected to see their 30s, let alone hit retirement age—what do the next decades hold?

    27 February 2014 | BETA blog
  • Special issue: mental health needs of older adults living with HIV

    This issue addresses some of the complex and evolving mental health needs of older adults living with HIV.

    21 February 2014 | American Psychological Association
  • Cara Bids for Lighthouse Lifeline

    The Lighthouse in West London, up for sale by THT, will continue to be used and run by people living with HIV if a rescue plan by The Cara Trust is accepted.

    19 February 2014 | Baseline
  • New Online Site,, Brings Together Resources, Research and Best Practices for Treating Older HIV Patients

    The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), ACRIA, and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today launched, the GO-TO online site for clinicians seeking best practices for managing the care of older HIV patients.

    13 February 2014 | American Academy of HIV Medicine
  • Robert Levithan: The Happy AIDS Memoir

    After almost dying from AIDS in 1994, I choose to pass on a hopeful vision filled with joy and possibility, but that doesn't mean that I have not also lived through loss and challenges. I am committed to radical happiness.

    13 January 2014 | Huffington Post
  • Risk of Harmful Drug Interactions Rises With Age in HIV+ US Group

    Every 10 years of age independently raised chances that a person in a US HIV cohort would be prescribed an antiretroviral and a nonantiretroviral that should not be given together. One third of cohort members were prescribed medications with moderate or high evidence of a possible drug-drug interaction.

    26 November 2013 | International AIDS Society
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