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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.

22 March 2018
The Body Pro
Research sheds more light on cardiovascular risk in people with HIV

People with HIV are more likely to develop cardiovascular conditions, including atherosclerosis and peripheral artery disease, than their HIV-negative counterparts, researchers reported at the 25th

21 March 2018
Liz Highleyman
Older people in United States more likely to have AIDS at the time of HIV diagnosis

People with HIV aged 60 and over in the United States are more than twice as likely to have an AIDS-defining illness or a CD4 cell

20 March 2018
Michael Carter
Age difference in HIV infection matters – but it’s not always the younger person who is at risk

A European study of men who have sex with men (MSM) presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) shows that age

19 March 2018
Gus Cairns
HIV positive men undress to raise awareness about ageing with the virus

A new campaign highlights the health issues that can affect us as we get older - and which HIV positive people need to be aware about. Entitled 'HIV is: just a part of me', it features 11 gay men from across Europe who are positive and on treatment.

28 February 2018
Gay Star News
'The magic of cinema': the club supporting older people with HIV

The Terrence Higgins Trust initiative aims to combat loneliness and encourage discussion through a shared love of film.

21 February 2018
The Guardian
Majority of over-65s would like more sex, survey finds

The charity Independent Age said its survey showed age was "no barrier to having a sex life". A third are happy to have sex on a first date but most did not take any precautions against sexually transmitted infections when they started having sex with a new partner.

14 February 2018
What is AIDS Survivor Syndrome?

Last November, long-term survivors in San Francisco—and other interested community members—gathered to hear Ron Stall, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh, present his research on AIDS Survivor Syndrome.

02 February 2018
BETA blog
Taking multiple Rx drugs raises risks for aging adults with and without HIV

Taking five or more prescription medications increases the risk of hospitalization and death in older adults infected with HIV and comparable adults without HIV. The findings of this Yale-led study highlight the potential risks of prescribing additional drugs to patients with multiple medical conditions.

01 February 2018
Yale News
One Doc's Advice for Caring for Elderly Patients With HIV

"We pile medications on people to try to treat every comorbidity they have and don't stop and think whether each medicine's adding additional benefit," says Kristine Erlandson, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine with the University of Colorado.

31 January 2018
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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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