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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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  • Aging with HIV and AIDS: A growing social issue

    As the first people with HIV grow old, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto questions whether the health care system and other government policies are prepared to meet their complex medical and social needs. The study finds that aging for people with HIV may be more challenging than for the general population because of HIV-related stigma, loss of friends and social networks, and the detrimental health effects of the virus and medications taken to combat the virus.

    26 June 2014 | EurekAlert
  • Gay Shamelessness, Beyond the Crystal Meth Crisis

    For many gay men, meth spoiled the pleasures of drugs in the way that AIDS had spoiled sex. A decade after meth use peaked, what can the sheer resilience of one generation offer the next?

    24 June 2014 |
  • The Man Who Was Immune to AIDS - But Not What Came After

    A profile of Steve Crohn, who committed suicide in 2013. Crohn was discovered to be immune to HIV infection due to the CCR5 delta 32 polymorphism. The profile examines questions how survivor guilt and ageing in the New York gay community may have contributed to his suicide.

    18 June 2014 | New York magazine
  • Older HIV patients 'need more support'

    The older generation of people with HIV need better support to keep them well, nurses say. About a quarter of the 100,000 people with HIV in the UK are aged over 50.

    16 June 2014 | BBC Health
  • AAHIVM, AGS, and ACRIA release updated recommendations for older patients with HIV

    The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), ACRIA, and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) this week announced a major update to its 2011 report, Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV. Revised topics include assessing functional capacity, smoking cessation, and management of diabetes, COPD, osteoporosis, and hypertension.

    06 June 2014 | EATG
  • HIV at 30: 'I've faced three decades since my diagnosis'

    Thirty years ago, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was discovered. Here, Paul Clift, who at 59 is one of the UK's longest known survivors, reveals his experiences with HIV - and how attitudes to this once feared disease are changing.

    24 April 2014 | Daily Telegraph
  • 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
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