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Twenty-Plus Positive Years: An AIDS Survivor Dialogue in Melbourne

An afternoon session, titled “Twenty Plus Positive Dialogues: People Who Have Lived with HIV for 20 Years or More,” on July 22 at the International AIDS Conference Global Village featured long-term AIDS survivors and high-level U.S. and global AIDS policymakers, and ended up less a debate and more about stories told.

3 hours ago
BETA blog
Aging with HIV and AIDS: A growing social issue

As the first people with HIV grow old, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto questions whether the health care system and other government policies are prepared to meet their complex medical and social needs. The study finds that aging for people with HIV may be more challenging than for the general population because of HIV-related stigma, loss of friends and social networks, and the detrimental health effects of the virus and medications taken to combat the virus.

26 June 2014
Gay Shamelessness, Beyond the Crystal Meth Crisis

For many gay men, meth spoiled the pleasures of drugs in the way that AIDS had spoiled sex. A decade after meth use peaked, what can the sheer resilience of one generation offer the next?

24 June 2014
The Man Who Was Immune to AIDS - But Not What Came After

A profile of Steve Crohn, who committed suicide in 2013. Crohn was discovered to be immune to HIV infection due to the CCR5 delta 32 polymorphism. The profile examines questions how survivor guilt and ageing in the New York gay community may have contributed to his suicide.

18 June 2014
New York magazine
Older HIV patients 'need more support'

The older generation of people with HIV need better support to keep them well, nurses say. About a quarter of the 100,000 people with HIV in the UK are aged over 50.

16 June 2014
BBC Health
AAHIVM, AGS, and ACRIA release updated recommendations for older patients with HIV

The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), ACRIA, and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) this week announced a major update to its 2011 report, Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV. Revised topics include assessing functional capacity, smoking cessation, and management of diabetes, COPD, osteoporosis, and hypertension.

06 June 2014
Men living with HIV have a lower risk of prostate cancer

Incidence of prostate cancer is significantly lower among men living with HIV, investigators from California report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

22 May 2014
Michael Carter
HIV at 30: 'I've faced three decades since my diagnosis'

Thirty years ago, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was discovered. Here, Paul Clift, who at 59 is one of the UK's longest known survivors, reveals his experiences with HIV - and how attitudes to this once feared disease are changing.

24 April 2014
Daily Telegraph
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.

11 April 2014
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.

08 April 2014
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