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High prevalence of menopausal symptoms in women living with HIV, but very few receive treatments for them

Nine in ten women living with HIV aged 45 to 60 have hot flushes and other somatic symptoms of the menopause, but often have difficulties getting advice

Published
17 May 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Taking large numbers of non-ART drugs associated with increased risk of hospitalisation and death for HIV-positive people

Taking large numbers of medications in addition to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with an increased risk of hospitalisation and death for HIV-positive individuals, investigators

Published
15 May 2018
By
Michael Carter
Living with HIV more than doubles the risk of erectile dysfunction in middle-aged MSM

Living with HIV is an independent risk factor for erectile problems among middle-aged men who have sex with men (MSM), Dutch investigators report in the

Published
14 May 2018
By
Michael Carter
Sex a key part of life for people over 65, study says

US survey finds two-fifths of people between 65 and 80 report being sexually active, but topic is rarely discussed

Published
08 May 2018
From
The Guardian
Seniors with HIV face more stigma than those with other illnesses

The evolution of the HIV epidemic in B.C. has brought us into uncharted territory. One in two people living with HIV in B.C. are age 50 or over, compared with the one in 10 two decades earlier. This means that people with HIV are living to ages where seniors’ facilities become part of their health-care trajectory.

Published
04 May 2018
From
Vancouver Sun
Why aren’t older people tested for HIV? Views from doctors and patients

Limited knowledge of HIV and stereotypes about who may have HIV are barriers to HIV testing in people over the age of 50, with similar issues affecting

Published
01 May 2018
By
Roger Pebody
HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

An increasing number of patients with HIV now live long enough to get the “incidental” cancers seen in the general population. Yet these patients are also less likely to get the 3 cancers that once defined AIDS — Kaposi sarcoma, aggressive B-cell lymphoma, and invasive cervical cancer — which were frequently seen when the disease was first observed.

Published
23 April 2018
From
Cancer Therapy Advisor
Dutch study ties HIV to erection problems in middle-aged men

The researchers concluded that HIV infection itself was linked to a significantly increased risk for problems getting and maintaining an erection.

Published
27 March 2018
From
CATIE
Menopause worsens fatigue, muscle aches in women with HIV

Researchers at Columbia University found evidence that fatigue and muscle aches — two of the most common symptoms among patients with HIV — are exacerbated by menopause. Their study underscores the need for health care providers to consider menopause when treating the often-overlooked aging HIV population, according to Rebecca Schnall, PhD, RN, Mary Dickey Lindsay Associate Professor of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at Columbia University School of Nursing, and colleagues.

Published
26 March 2018
From
Healio
Study Suggests That Understanding Chronic Pain Can Help Patients Manage It Better

Often, we think that medication or surgery is the only answer for chronic pain, but a new study out of the University of Alabama (not restricted to HIV-positive people) shows how some basic pain education or cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) techniques may help patients get a grip on pain, if not alleviate it entirely.

Published
22 March 2018
From
The Body Pro
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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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