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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
The Healthier Your Heart, the Healthier Your Brain May Be

The more measures of cardiovascular health older people had, the less likely they were to develop dementia.

Published
22 August 2018
From
New York Times
Improving the Care of Aging Adults Living With HIV

"Ageism perpetuates the invisibility of older adults, which renders current medical and social service systems unprepared to respond to the needs of people aging with HIV infection," said Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD, director for research and evaluation at ACRIA, a nonprofit and community-based AIDS service organization based in New York City.

Published
13 August 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
The Newest “Ism” to Challenge Is Ageism

Sexism and racism are widely recognized and tackled, but ageism often goes unchecked.

Published
13 July 2018
From
Poz
Nelson Vergel: Built to Survive

“There’s wisdom with age, but there’s a lot more wisdom with age and HIV,” says Nelson Vergel. Like many long-term survivors, he initially considered his HIV diagnosis a death sentence. But despite the odds, the Venezuelan immigrant refused to give up.

Published
29 June 2018
From
Poz
What is on the minds of PLHIV in Europe in terms of their long term health?

If they were to switch to different HIV medications, long term health and a low risk of long term side effects are by far the two most important aspects in the eyes of respondents living with HIV in Europe.

Published
25 June 2018
From
EATG
Fatigue with HIV Could Have Reversible Cause

Many of the cases of fatigue and difficulty sleeping that are common in persons with HIV infection could be caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to assessment from a new collaboration between pulmonary and infectious disease specialists.

Published
17 June 2018
From
MD Magazine
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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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