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Co-morbidities are common and rising among people with HIV in the US

People living with HIV are increasingly experiencing a range of non-AIDS-related co-morbidities as the population ages, including cardiovascular disease, kidney impairment and bone loss leading to fractures,

19 December 2016
Liz Highleyman
UNAIDS PCB session on ageing and HIV reaffirms that an ageing population of people living with HIV is a measure of success

A successful AIDS response must continue to expand treatment access equitably, by providing people-centred, age-sensitive and integrated health services. Moreover, people living with HIV must be supported to lead long and healthy lives, and people over 50 years of age should have equal access to social protection, employment and social integration.

12 December 2016
Research finds that older people’s sexual problems are being dismissed

Older people’s sexual activity problems and desires are being dismissed by health practitioners due to their age, a new study has suggested.

08 December 2016
University of Manchester
The Unintended Consequences of AIDS Survival

A treatment activist chronicles the unique health and psychosocial challenges of long-term survivors and outlines goals for mobilization.

07 December 2016
Why over 45s are at risk of sexually transmitted infections – new findings

Our research with heterosexual men and women in Glasgow aged between 45 and 65 explored not only what middle-aged adults know about HIV and other STIs but also the social circumstances surrounding that knowledge.

05 December 2016
The Conversation
Ageing positively: the menopause in women living with HIV

Our team is conducting one of the largest studies to date in Europe, and the first ever in the UK, looking at how the menopause affects the health and wellbeing of women living with HIV.

02 December 2016
National Institute for Health Research
Behavioral Therapy Provides Depression and Adherence Benefits in HIV Study

Four months of cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and antiretroviral adherence significantly improved adherence and depression scores when compared with treatment as usual in a three-way randomized trial involving adults with HIV infection. Relative improvements in adherence and depression held up in the eight months after the interventions ended.

30 November 2016
The Body Pro
UNAIDS: Young African women are especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

The annual World AIDS Day report of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) offers a far more nuanced take on the epidemic than it has in previous years. For the first time, the report examines the disease in four age brackets that it calls “the life-cycle approach to HIV.” UNAIDS suggests this breakdown—0 to 14, 15 to 24, 25 to 49, and 50-plus—should lead to a clearer view of the epidemic’s “complex dynamics” and a more targeted response.

23 November 2016
Stopping a Silent Killer: Know the Facts About Heart Disease and HIV

Heart disease rates among people living with HIV are elevated compared to the general population. If you add to that the fact that heart disease is often a silent killer with atypical symptoms, it is easy to understand why more research needs to be conducted on this subject.

21 November 2016
Positively Aware
Liver cancer risk reduced after hepatitis C treatment, but vigilance needed for aggressive cancers in months after treatment

People who are cured of hepatitis C after a course of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment do not have a higher risk of developing liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma),

14 November 2016
Keith Alcorn

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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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