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As HIV patients live longer, heart disease might be their next challenge

As people with HIV live longer, they also find themselves at higher risk for heart attack, stroke and other types of cardiovascular disease. A new American Heart Association report hopes to raise awareness about that connection, along with pointing out cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment strategies for an emerging population with unique concerns researchers have only begun to explore.

Published
04 June 2019
From
American Heart Association
US: Planning for Retirement While Living With HIV

Whether you're on public assistance or you're more well off, there are things you can do to plan for a secure future.

Published
03 June 2019
From
The Body
Silver Singles: Why Are Sexually Transmitted Infections On The Rise In The Over 50s?

Divorce, dating apps, and living longer means STIs are affecting more older people than ever before.

Published
03 June 2019
From
Huffington Post
The forgotten generation?

Modern advancements such as U=U have redefined what it means to live with HIV. But, as Ross Duffin reports, for the long-term survivors the lived reality is not so rosy.

Published
21 May 2019
From
Positive Living
Raising the equality flag: Health inequalities among older LGBT people in the UK

New analysis, based on data from 24 different surveys, demonstrates that the odds of lesbian, gay, or bisexual men and women experiencing poor self-rated health are around 1.2 times higher than for heterosexual people, with poor self-rated health being a strong predictor of future mortality.

Published
08 May 2019
From
International Longevity Centre
Ageing with HIV: Testimonials of Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

So frequent were the stories that emerged of poor understanding and stigmatising attitudes to people with HIV from professionals working in medical services outside their HIV clinic, and so strong the fears of how people might be treated in these settings, that many participants with HIV reported a strong reluctance to access services which they needed for their ongoing good health, from surgery to dentistry and maternity services. These stories come from all parts of Europe.

Published
25 April 2019
From
EATG
Effect of Depression, Lifestyle on Cognitive Function in PLWHIV

Compared with patients without HIV, the poorer cognitive performances of PLWHIV were partly mediated by a higher prevalence of depressive symptoms.

Published
26 March 2019
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Experts tackle major cardiovascular issues in treating patients with HIV

Since the advent of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV infection has become more like a chronic illness. Now that patients are able to live longer and remain free of developing AIDS, they have begun to encounter new risks from age-related disorders common in the general population, including cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Published
05 March 2019
From
EurekAlert!
What are the treatment challenges for the over 50s in Africa?

Although older adults in Uganda showed a high regard for the importance of anti-retroviral treatment, structural factors such as wait times and ageism still provide barriers to adherence.

Published
28 February 2019
From
AVERT
Gilead Sciences Launches Age Positively Initiative to Address Unique Challenges of Aging Population Living with HIV

Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced it is providing $17.6 million in grants to 30 organizations in the United States through the Gilead HIV Age Positively initiative. This effort aims to enhance the lives of individuals aging with HIV by focusing in three priority areas: improving care coordination, increasing resources for better well-being, and educating and informing policies that impact people living and aging with HIV.

Published
27 February 2019
From
Gilead press release
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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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