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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
As Waistlines Increase, Diabetes Sets In In Tanzania

Fast-changing lifestyle coupled with improving household economies have propelled the rate of obesity which culminates in diabetes at an alarming rate in Tanzania, with urban areas leading the tally. Medical experts say the metabolic disease is a looming health hazard in the country.

Published
16 January 2019
From
Health Policy Watch
Use of Testosterone in Men With HIV Is Associated With Higher Bone Mineral Density

Men with HIV who use testosterone have greater bone mass density (BMD) T-scores at the lumbar spine, total hip, and femoral neck compared with nonusers, according to the results of a recent study.

Published
03 January 2019
From
American Journal of Managed Care
Frailty associated with adverse health outcomes, mortality in HIV-infected adults

Study findings showed that frailty is associated with risk for incident cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and bone disease in people living with HIV, and that an increase in frailty is associated with mortality in patients with HIV who are engaged in care.

Published
03 January 2019
From
Healio
In 20 years living with HIV, my sanity has often been pushed to the limit

The virus has ultimately transformed my life for the better but thousands of us still endure high rates of poverty and prejudice.

Published
03 January 2019
From
The Guardian
The Lisbon Patient: Meet the man living with HIV who's about to turn 100

Referred to in a soon-to-be published case study as “The Lisbon Patient,” Miguel -- which is not his real name -- is also the oldest documented person with HIV in the world.

Published
18 December 2018
From
CTV
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
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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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