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The First HIV/AIDS Generation Reaches Retirement Age

People with HIV and AIDS are living longer than was ever expected before the development of highly active antiretroviral therapies in the 1990s. Palm Springs, a Coachella Valley desert city 100 miles east of Los Angeles, has become a hub for older infected residents well into their 60s and 70s. Yet even as many live longer, there is a broad segment of HIV patients who are aging physically and cognitively faster than the rest of the population.

Published
22 September 2014
From
Newsweek
Study Dampens HOPE of HIV Organ Donations

The HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which legalizes research into organ tranplants from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients, is less than a year old, but a new study already suggests the organs may be of poor quality.

Published
17 September 2014
From
Medscape (requires registration)
Unique Health Care Challenges for Older Adults with HIV

Dr. Meredith Greene, fellow in the Division of Geriatrics at University of California, San Francisco, has spent her career working out how to integrate HIV services and geriatric care. “Traditionally, those areas haven’t overlapped a lot,” she explains—yet as individuals with HIV live longer with increasingly more effective and tolerable HIV therapies, she recognizes the importance of tailoring medical care services for older HIV-positive adults to their unique medical needs.

Published
17 September 2014
From
BETA blog
Drug use strongly associated with sex, condomless sex and STIs in gay men living with HIV in England

A large survey of gay and bisexual men living with HIV and attending eight sexual health clinics in England has found that half of them had used

Published
16 September 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Leading parliamentarians support HPV vaccination for boys

Six leading parliamentarians have today declared their support for vaccinating boys against HPV infection. Their joint statement said: "In our view, all adolescent boys should be offered the vaccine."

Published
09 September 2014
From
HPV Action
Gay people have 'poorer health' and 'GP issues'

“Lesbians, gays and bisexuals are more likely to have longstanding mental health problems,” The Independent reports, as well as “bad experiences with their GP”. A UK survey found striking disparities in survey responses compared to heterosexuals.

Published
09 September 2014
From
NHS Behind the Headlines
Why HIV patients develop dementia

Although HIV dos not infect nerve cells, researchers strongly suspect that, once activated in the brain and the spinal cord, immune cells keep up a chronic inflammation level which then results in the destruction of nerve cells.

Published
05 September 2014
From
EATG
Ischemic stroke rate 40% higher with HIV, but not if CD4s top 500

HIV-positive adults had a 40% higher ischemic stroke rate than matched people without HIV. But stroke rates were similar in HIV-negative people and HIV-positives with a high CD4 count or low viral load.

Published
03 September 2014
From
International AIDS Society
People with HIV face even greater obstacles and challenges in later life

Report hails extraordinary success of HIV services but highlights need to adapt to an ageing population.

Published
03 September 2014
From
2020health (press release)
Having HIV Means Heart Health Medications May Be Overlooked

People with HIV treated at a major university are less likely to receive medications to support heart health than those who do not have HIV.

Published
02 September 2014
From
AIDSMeds

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