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CHINA: Rise in HIV Identified Among Older Adults in China

Healio reported that according to the Chinese National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, the number of adults ages 50 and older with HIV or AIDS in China has increased. The researchers reviewed data from the Chinese HIV/AIDS National Case Reporting System from 2005 to 2012 on 73,521 individuals older than 50 with HIV or AIDS, analyzed demographic characteristics, and identified clusters.

Published
11 April 2014
From
CDC National Prevention Information Network
CROI 2014: Researchers discuss HIV, aging, and frailty

People living with HIV are at greater risk of geriatric syndromes such as frailty and difficulty with daily activities than HIV negative people of the same age -- and this can have a significant effect upon their quality of life as they age, according to several studies presented at the 14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) last month in Boston.

Published
08 April 2014
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
Quality of life for people with HIV in the UK remains poor, despite treatment successes

Compared to the general population, people with HIV experienced lower HRQoL in all of the areas they were questioned about, but especially anxiety and depression. Being female, non-white, without children and having a lower level of education were associated with lower HRQoL. The negative effect of HIV on overall HRQoL was similar to heavy smoking.

Published
02 April 2014
From
British HIV Association
Risk score can help predict which people living with HIV have highest risk of kidney disease during tenofovir treatment

Investigators in the United States have developed a risk score to predict which people living with HIV have the highest risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

Published
31 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
UK seeing significant rise in older people living and being diagnosed with HIV

A new paper published online in the British Geriatrics Society journal Age and Ageing argues that despite a year-on-year increase in the number of people over the age of 50 being diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), there is a reluctance of healthcare professionals to offer HIV tests to older people.

Published
13 March 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Dreaming A New Future: A Conversation with Long-Term Survivors

“What’s next?” That’s the question at the heart of a burgeoning movement of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors and allies. For people who lived through the devastating losses and unimaginable triumphs of the early decades of AIDS—many of whom never expected to see their 30s, let alone hit retirement age—what do the next decades hold?

Published
27 February 2014
From
BETA blog
Older age associated with bigger increases in viral load and falls in CD4 count in patients not taking HIV treatment

Results of a large observational study underline the importance of closely monitoring viral load in HIV-positive patients who have yet to start antiretroviral therapy, especially if they are

Published
27 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
Special issue: mental health needs of older adults living with HIV

This issue addresses some of the complex and evolving mental health needs of older adults living with HIV.

Published
21 February 2014
From
American Psychological Association
Cara Bids for Lighthouse Lifeline

The Lighthouse in West London, up for sale by THT, will continue to be used and run by people living with HIV if a rescue plan by The Cara Trust is accepted.

Published
19 February 2014
From
Baseline
New Online Site, HIV-Age.org, Brings Together Resources, Research and Best Practices for Treating Older HIV Patients

The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), ACRIA, and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today launched HIV-Age.org, the GO-TO online site for clinicians seeking best practices for managing the care of older HIV patients.

Published
13 February 2014
From
American Academy of HIV Medicine
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