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Key Challenges Await an Aging HIV-infected Population

According to a new study, age-related health issues seem to affect people living with HIV infection (PLWH) in an accelerated or emphasized fashion due to comorbidities associated with HIV infection, however, it is unclear whether those comorbidities are the result of the infection, ART, or other socioeconomic and demographic factors.

07 December 2017
MD Mag
Holistic care, behavior contracts improve HIV patient outcomes

Managing patients with HIV isn’t as simple as treating the disease. These patients have complex psychosocial and physical health histories, but supportive care and commitment contracts can lead to improved outcomes, according to new research.

06 December 2017
Cardiovascular disease: the next great challenge for HIV care

Today, cardiovascular disease is among the leading causes of death among people with HIV. The HIV research community faces a critical need to better understand the mechanism of HIV-related cardiovascular disease and other age-related complications and urgently develop effective treatment strategies for them.

01 December 2017
People living with HIV can live longer, but urgently need improved care to achieve better health outcomes and quality of life

Experts unveiled a set of recommendations on Wednesday to address health problems facing people living with HIV. Treatments are helping people with HIV live long lives, but they face higher risk than others of serious illnesses – from cancer to heart disease to depression.

29 November 2017
HIV Outcomes
1 in 2 people living with HIV in Europe is diagnosed late: ECDC and WHO urge improvement in testing practices

The HIV epidemic continues to rise at an alarming pace in the European Region, mostly in its eastern part, which is home to almost 80% of the 160 000 new HIV diagnoses. Over half (51%) of the reported HIV diagnoses happen in a late stage of infection and the proportion diagnosed late increases with age.

28 November 2017
World Health Organization
How the Gut Microbiome Affects Outcomes in HIV

Gut microbiome alterations have been associated with frailty in older individuals. The journal HIV and Aging has published an article that discusses how aging and HIV affect the gut microbiome, and what impacts these factors have on health.

14 November 2017
Specialty Pharmacy Times
People with HIV more likely to adhere to their antiretroviral therapy than treatment for other chronic health problems

Ageing HIV-positive people have significantly higher levels of adherence to their antiretroviral therapy than to medication taken for other chronic health problems, Swiss investigators report in HIV Medicine. The

07 November 2017
Michael Carter
Cognitive Impairment Risk Rises With Increasing Age of People With HIV

Researchers identified this advancing risk after controlling for expected cognitive decline based on age.

20 October 2017
Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day halves the risk of dying for people with HIV/HCV co-infection

Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day halves the risk of death from any cause for people with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection,

03 October 2017
Michael Carter
HIV diagnoses on the rise among over-50s in Europe

Just over one in six people diagnosed with HIV in Europe between 2004 and 2015 was over 50 years of age, and new diagnoses in

27 September 2017
Keith Alcorn
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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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