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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...

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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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  • EATG report: Ageing with HIV - A Lifecycle Approach

    The report from the first conference of the Ageing with HIV - A Lifecycle Approach project is now online. It can be accessed here. The report presents an overview of ageing with HIV following the first European conference, New challenges and unmet needs of people living with HIV/AIDS aged 50+, hosted by...

    25 May 2016 | EATG
  • When Gay Men Went Into The Desert, After The HIV Bomb

    Desert Migration documents the results of a specific pilgrimage that became popular among gay men who were dying of AIDS decades ago: relocating to Palm Springs from major cities in the west, Los Angeles in particular. Once there, their fates and often their fortunes were reversed with the arrival of new medications in the mid 1990s. They experienced the emotional whiplash of renewed health in a world they had settled on leaving, as well as the unexpected financial burden of an extended lifespan.

    16 May 2016 | Queerty
  • Dementia in HIV -- HAND or Alzheimer's?

    Turner and colleagues at Georgetown's Memory Disorders Program argue that the usual diagnosis of dementia in HIV patients -- HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder, or HAND -- might not be the whole picture. And if some patients present with HAND, Alzheimer's or a mixture, Turner told MedPage Today, clinicians will need to broaden their differential diagnosis to get the right therapy.

    28 April 2016 | MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
  • HIV infection prematurely ages humans by an average of 5 years

    Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can be expected to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed that these patients often show signs of premature aging. Now a study published April 21 in Molecular Cell has applied a highly accurate biomarker to measure just how much HIV infection ages people at the biological level -- an average of almost 5 years.

    22 April 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • The graying of HIV: 1 in 6 new US cases are people older than 50

    Thousands of people 50 and older are diagnosed with HIV each year in the United States, a development that has significant consequences for the health care and social support they need and the doctors, counselors and others who provide it. Older people tend to be sicker when the infection is finally discovered. They usually have other health conditions that accompany aging and often are too embarrassed to reveal their illness to family and friends.

    06 April 2016 | Washington Post
  • What Is Chronic Inflammation and Why Is It Such a Big Deal for People With HIV?

    A primer on the harms of HIV-related chronic inflammation, what treatments are being researched and what you can do to reduce inflammation and improve your long-term health.

    06 April 2016 | Poz
  • Older people with HIV face different long-term health challenges

    Canadian researchers collaborated on a massive data analysis project that collected health-related information from more than one million people, a small fraction of whom (less than 1%) had HIV. Overall, HIV-positive people had “more co-infections but fewer chronic diseases” compared to HIV-negative people. Furthermore, they found that HIV-positive people were generally more likely to have experienced “depression and social isolation and the use of psychotropic medicines.”

    24 March 2016 | CATIE
  • Last Men Standing: The Forgotten Survivors Of AIDS

    These men, then in their 20s and 30s, weren’t supposed to make it to 40. Now some are 60 years old, even 70, still alive but wounded physically, psychologically and economically. They also are suffering debilitating health problems, chronic illnesses brought on by a lifetime of living with AIDS and the toxic effects of its treatment. Many live in stark isolation, feeling abandoned and forgotten, even by the gay community they helped build here.

    11 March 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • First look at big 75-and-older HIV group - diagnosed at age 62

    Compared with HIV patients between 50 and 75 years old, those 75 and older had a similar rate of viral suppression but significantly more age-linked noncommunicable comorbidities. This 15-site French study found that 98% of the 75-and-older group were taking antiretroviral therapy.

    07 March 2016 | NATAP
  • Ask the Experts: Meno-POZ

    “What can I expect as an HIV-positive woman who is entering menopause? Will menopause be different for me because of my HIV status?”

    22 February 2016 | CATIE
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