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How HIV Physicians Can Better Treat an Aging Population

A research team has sought to address the critical lack of treatment guidelines for addressing HIV’s complex effects on aging.

Published
12 December 2018
From
Poz
Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa’s rising life expectancy

People in sub-Saharan Africa are now living longer than ever before. However, it’s not inevitable that death rates will keep falling. Rising epidemics of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and obesity in some African countries could lead to shifts over time in the opposite direction.

Published
27 November 2018
From
The Conversation
What triggered my heart attack?

Jackie Morton, ex-Chair of the European AIDS Treatment Group, found her severe pain was due to a heart attack. Here she writes a detailed, dispassionate and scientific blog on the possible causes - and remedies.

Published
19 November 2018
From
EATG
The POZ 100: Celebrating People 50 And Over

The 2018 POZ 100 celebrates people 50 and over with HIV making a difference in the fight against the virus.

Published
12 November 2018
From
POZ
Ageism And Sexuality

Older people are often stereotyped as non-sexual beings who should not, cannot, and do not want to have sexual relationships. Ageism prevents us to respect all forms of intimacy and sexual orientation in later life. Time to break the taboos!

Published
05 November 2018
From
Ageing Equal
Older HIV patients struggle with loneliness and depression — and lack of services

Older people with HIV are frequently lonely and depressed, many of them face serious housing and financial hardships, and they have high rates of physical ailments — such as chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes and fatigue — that can diminish their quality of life. All of that’s been known for several years. But services to meet their needs still fall short, say people with HIV and the groups that support them, and simply quantifying their mental and physical health problems has been a challenge.

Published
21 October 2018
From
San Francisco Chronicle
The Hidden Survivors

It's people living and aging with HIV who will lead the way. We were the ones who took care of each other back at the start of the epidemic, and we will come to the forefront of the battle once again.

Published
19 September 2018
From
Positively Aware
Only 42% in HIV group have an advance directive immediately before death

Only 4 in 10 HIV-positive people who died at a single center in 2013-2017 had completed an advance directive, including many people with a terminal condition [1]. About three quarters of the group had assigned medical power of attorney (MPOA).

Published
18 September 2018
From
NATAP
HIV and Aging: A Growing Population Faces Unique Challenges

A conversation with community advocate Jeff Taylor

Published
16 September 2018
From
amfAR
Preventing Muscle Loss Among the Elderly

Sarcopenia, a decline in skeletal muscle in older people, contributes to loss of independence.

Published
03 September 2018
From
New York Times
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

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.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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