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Not So Fast: Do people with HIV really experience accelerated aging?

Recent talk about HIV and aging has almost always been scary. A number of studies conclude that people living with HIV have so-called “accelerated aging”—meaning they will suffer heart attacks, strokes, cancers, and osteoporosis more often and sooner than those without HIV. Well, this is one article on aging and HIV that will challenge the concept of people living with HIV having an early expiration date. Instead, we can look at what we know and what we don’t, to get a better idea of what the risks are for HIV-positive people growing older—and what they can do about them.

Published
08 July 2016
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Positively Aware
Transforming Lives

With so much talk about aging with HIV, how does the conversation change when gender identity is added to the mix?

Published
04 July 2016
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Positively Aware
Hell in a hot flash?

Facts and perspectives on menopause and HIV.

Published
27 June 2016
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Positively Aware
Men With HIV Age Faster According to DNA Methylation Study

Infection with HIV may be associated with accelerated cellular aging, according to a new study in which researchers analyzed DNA methylation patterns of men with HIV infection. The study provides a possible explanation for why people with HIV who take antiretroviral medications often develop age-related conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, bone fractures, and renal failure years earlier than those who are uninfected.

Published
16 June 2016
From
JAMA
EATG report: Ageing with HIV - A Lifecycle Approach

The report from the first conference of the Ageing with HIV - A Lifecycle Approach project is now online. It can be accessed here. The report presents an overview of ageing with HIV following the first European conference, New challenges and unmet needs of people living with HIV/AIDS aged 50+, hosted by...

Published
25 May 2016
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EATG
When Gay Men Went Into The Desert, After The HIV Bomb

Desert Migration documents the results of a specific pilgrimage that became popular among gay men who were dying of AIDS decades ago: relocating to Palm Springs from major cities in the west, Los Angeles in particular. Once there, their fates and often their fortunes were reversed with the arrival of new medications in the mid 1990s. They experienced the emotional whiplash of renewed health in a world they had settled on leaving, as well as the unexpected financial burden of an extended lifespan.

Published
16 May 2016
From
Queerty
High prevalence of geriatric conditions in HIV-positive patients aged over 50 in San Francisco

Older HIV-positive patients have a high prevalence of multiple age-related problems, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune

Published
05 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
Dementia in HIV -- HAND or Alzheimer's?

Turner and colleagues at Georgetown's Memory Disorders Program argue that the usual diagnosis of dementia in HIV patients -- HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder, or HAND -- might not be the whole picture. And if some patients present with HAND, Alzheimer's or a mixture, Turner told MedPage Today, clinicians will need to broaden their differential diagnosis to get the right therapy.

Published
28 April 2016
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MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
HIV infection prematurely ages humans by an average of 5 years

Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can be expected to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed that these patients often show signs of premature aging. Now a study published April 21 in Molecular Cell has applied a highly accurate biomarker to measure just how much HIV infection ages people at the biological level -- an average of almost 5 years.

Published
22 April 2016
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
The graying of HIV: 1 in 6 new US cases are people older than 50

Thousands of people 50 and older are diagnosed with HIV each year in the United States, a development that has significant consequences for the health care and social support they need and the doctors, counselors and others who provide it. Older people tend to be sicker when the infection is finally discovered. They usually have other health conditions that accompany aging and often are too embarrassed to reveal their illness to family and friends.

Published
06 April 2016
From
Washington Post
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

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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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