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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

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  • 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

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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
  • Through a Journal, a Long-Term HIV Survivor Looks Back at the Early Years

    In 1991 when I was 29, I learned I was infected with HIV. I was devastated, and for the first several months, it was not a good place to be. But, in the midst of my sadness, anger, depression and a whole range of other emotions, I again began to journal my thoughts.

    19 September 2016 | The Body
  • This Is What It’s Like To Be Dying Of AIDS – And Then Survive

    Twenty years ago, revolutionary new drugs transformed HIV/AIDS, bringing people back from the brink of death. But what happens when you plan to die only to recover? Three people, whose stories span the global epidemic, told BuzzFeed News what it means to have a second chance at life.

    10 September 2016 | BuzzFeed
  • A closer look at cancer among people living with HIV

    Since the roll-out of combination antiretroviral therapy, cancer trends for people living with HIV have been changing. Rates of some cancers, like Kaposi sarcoma—have decreased. Others, however, including anal cancer, have actually gone up in recent years. What’s going on—and what should people living with HIV know about their risk for cancer as they grow older?

    01 September 2016 | BETA blog
  • HIV Survivors Face Their Own Vietnam

    My stepfather came back from Vietnam in the mid-1970s, a broken man with post-traumatic stress disorder and health complications that grew direr the older he got. I was talking with my friend Scott recently and couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the two men, veterans of wars they didn’t want to participate in, both still suffering from PTSD. Scott never served in the military. He is a veteran of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and ’90s, that first wave of battle before the enemy was known but not before his comrades were all killed.

    30 August 2016 | The Advocate
  • Not So Fast: Do people with HIV really experience accelerated aging?

    Recent talk about HIV and aging has almost always been scary. A number of studies conclude that people living with HIV have so-called “accelerated aging”—meaning they will suffer heart attacks, strokes, cancers, and osteoporosis more often and sooner than those without HIV. Well, this is one article on aging and HIV that will challenge the concept of people living with HIV having an early expiration date. Instead, we can look at what we know and what we don’t, to get a better idea of what the risks are for HIV-positive people growing older—and what they can do about them.

    08 July 2016 | Positively Aware
  • Transforming Lives

    With so much talk about aging with HIV, how does the conversation change when gender identity is added to the mix?

    04 July 2016 | Positively Aware
  • Hell in a hot flash?

    Facts and perspectives on menopause and HIV.

    27 June 2016 | Positively Aware
  • Men With HIV Age Faster According to DNA Methylation Study

    Infection with HIV may be associated with accelerated cellular aging, according to a new study in which researchers analyzed DNA methylation patterns of men with HIV infection. The study provides a possible explanation for why people with HIV who take antiretroviral medications often develop age-related conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, bone fractures, and renal failure years earlier than those who are uninfected.

    16 June 2016 | JAMA
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