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The Long-Term Survivor Dilemma

With the advent of friendlier drugs and long-term virus suppression, many of us are confronted with a dilemma faced by few healthy people our age. Fear of financial doom in old age has replaced the fear of death that was part of our psyche for so many years.

Published
16 February 2011
From
The Body
The Long and Winding Road: Growing Older with HIV

It is estimated that by 2015, over half of all people living with HIV will be age 50 or older.

Published
12 February 2011
From
Huffington Post
South Africa: No ARVs in 'Whoonga', Say Experts

Media in South Africa recently erupted into a frenzy of coverage of an allegedly new illegal drug, 'whoonga', said to contain life-prolonging antiretrovirals (ARVs), but experts say the drug is actually an old foe, heroin, and does not include ARVs.

Published
10 February 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
In Africa, cancer is a burden that can no longer be ignored

Cancer kills more people globally than HIV/Aids, TB and malaria, and in Africa it is becoming a growing health burden.

Published
08 February 2011
From
The Guardian
Older people account for majority of San Francisco AIDS cases

For the first time, people 50 years of age or older account for the majority of people living with an AIDS diagnosis in San Francisco. (People with an AIDS diagnosis are those who have ever had a CD4 cell count below 200).

Published
03 February 2011
From
Bay Area Reporter
Older adults often excluded from clinical trials

Older adults are a large and growing patient population but more than half of clinical trials exclude them based on age or age-related conditions, according to a study by the University of Michigan Health. It's a concern because doctors can't be certain clinical trial results apply to their older patients.

Published
02 February 2011
From
EurekAlert
Whoonga dealers are peddling poison; drug does not contain ARVs

Those peddling Whoonga, the deadly drug sweeping through KwaZulu-Natal townships, should face murder charges as they are deliberately poisoning people. This is according to Dr Thavendran Govender, who tested samples of Whoonga and found that it was based on rat poison and heroin – not antiretroviral medication.

Published
01 February 2011
From
Health-E News Service
HIV Lipo Drug Egrifta Now Available; Financial Assistance Programs Open

Egrifta (tesamorelin), the lipodystrophy treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late last year, is now officially available to people living with HIV and their health care providers, according to EMD Serono.

Published
27 January 2011
From
AIDSMeds
Old habits die hard for ageing drug users

The number of older drug users is rising. But what health and care challenges do they face as they age, and is the system prepared to deal with them?

Published
26 January 2011
From
The Guardian
Australia: Complaint lodged against ACON for harm reduction booklet

A Sydney activist says he has lodged a complaint with NSW police over a booklet - produced by a group which receives funding from the NSW government - which shows the safest ways to take illegal drugs.

Published
24 January 2011
From
The Age

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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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