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  • Cancer and HIV

    Rates of some, but not all, cancers are higher in people living with HIV than other people.For many cancers, treatment works just as well for...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Side-effects checker

    A tool to help you talk to your healthcare team about any side-effects or symptoms that you have....

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  • Cognitive impairment and HIV

    Problems with thinking and memory can have a wide range of causes.A healthy lifestyle lowers the risk of cognitive impairment in later life.Cognitive impairment caused...

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  • Bone problems and HIV

    When your bones are thinner, a trip or fall can result in a broken bone. Exercise and other lifestyle changes are good for your bones. People aged 50+ and...

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  • Menopause and HIV

    The menopause is a natural part of each woman’s ageing process. Knowing what symptoms to expect during the menopause can help you deal with the experience. Hormone replacement therapy...

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  • Health monitoring in older age

    As we age, the risks of developing certain health problems increase. Some common conditions associated with being older (generally being over 50) include type 2 diabetes, heart disease...

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  • Chronic kidney disease and HIV

    HIV may contribute to kidney disease but the two most common causes are diabetes and high blood pressure.Lifestyle changes can help keep kidney disease under control.Your HIV...

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  • Type 2 diabetes and HIV

    Changes to your lifestyle can reduce your risk of diabetes.Diabetes requires frequent monitoring and can have serious consequences if left untreated. Rates of diabetes are higher in people...

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  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and HIV

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer affecting the immune system. People with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV, are at increased risk of developing NHL. Most people with...

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  • Stroke and HIV

    A stroke is a medical emergency that requires prompt treatment. High blood pressure and raised cholesterol are risk factors for stroke. A healthy diet, regular exercise, stopping smoking, and other...

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  • HIV treatment, metabolic changes and ageing

    Smoking, lack of exercise, eating a lot of fatty foods and drinking a lot of alcohol can cause changes to blood fats and to the way your...

    From: Booklets

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  • Conditions related to HIV treatment, metabolic changes and ageing

    Lipodystrophy is a condition which causes changes in body shape and involves fat loss or fat gain in certain parts of the body. Long-term use of some older anti-HIV...

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  • GPs and primary care

    Many GPs offer services which are not available at your HIV clinic.To access a GP you must be registered as their patient.You don't have to...

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  • How the Gut Microbiome Affects Outcomes in HIV

    Gut microbiome alterations have been associated with frailty in older individuals. The journal HIV and Aging has published an article that discusses how aging and HIV affect the gut microbiome, and what impacts these factors have on health.

    14 November 2017 | Specialty Pharmacy Times
  • Cognitive Impairment Risk Rises With Increasing Age of People With HIV

    Researchers identified this advancing risk after controlling for expected cognitive decline based on age.

    20 October 2017 | Poz
  • Older Americans With HIV: A Conversation with San Francisco Supervisor Jeff Sheehy

    About a quarter of the estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States are 55 years of age or older. While many have been living with HIV for years, some have acquired their infections more recently—about 1 in 6 new HIV diagnoses that occur each year in the U.S. are in people over 50. To coincide with this year’s National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, amfAR spoke with Jeff Sheehy, the Supervisor for District 8 in San Francisco since January 2017.

    26 September 2017 | amfAR
  • Aging is not a disease. It’s time we stop treating it that way

    In honor of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, held this year on September 18, BETA invited HIV clinician and geriatrician Meredith Greene, MD, to share her perspective on HIV, health and ageism—and what we all can do to overcome the negative effects of age discrimination in our own lives.

    19 September 2017 | BETA blog
  • HIV Survivors Give Their 'Last Gift' In A New San Diego Study

    The Last Gift study at UC San Diego is a unique new research effort focusing on HIV patients with a terminal illness such as cancer, ALS or advanced heart disease. Participants must have a prognosis of less than six months to live. When they near the end of their lives, they stop taking their HIV medications and let researchers draw blood regularly to monitor the activity of the virus. They also consent to having their bodies autopsied within hours of death.

    11 September 2017 | KPBS
  • Older Adults With HIV: An Overlooked Population?

    When it comes to HIV prevention and treatment, there is a growing population that is being overlooked — older adults — and implicit ageism is partially responsible for this neglect, according to a presentation at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.

    21 August 2017 | American Psychological Association
  • I've grown old with HIV. I don't fear the virus any more, I fear the stigma

    As a 76-year-old, I am part of the first generation to grow old with HIV. We don’t yet know what lies ahead for people like me, but I’ve even been told “you’re probably fitter than many people younger than you”, because I’m having regular health MOTs and living a healthy lifestyle. But I worry about stigma as I grow older and hear stories about terrible treatment of those with HIV in care homes, with staff who have never really had to think about the virus.

    27 June 2017 | The Guardian
  • ‘Fathers’ Explores a World Where AIDS Never Killed Our Queer Forbearers (Video)

    Gay Mexican director Leo Herrera is directing Fathers (aka. The Fathers Project), a sci-fi documentary that explores how society might be different if the AIDS epidemic had never happened. The film mixes real life and fantasy with a cast and crew including historians, artists and performers who imagine the cultural and political influence that we could have had had our “fathers” (the queer men who proceeded us) had not become part of a lost generation.

    21 June 2017 | Unicorn Booty
  • Is life for long-term HIV survivors far worse than we want to admit?

    In my interview with Sean, we wrangle over our different styles, the purpose of AIDS history, whether fear is a useful tool, and his insistence that life today for long-term survivors is far worse than any of us are acknowledging.

    06 June 2017 | Queerty
  • Honoring the Experience of Long-Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS

    On HIV Long-Term Survivors Day, Kelsey Louie of Gay Men's Health Crisis describes how we can help these fierce warriors through new challenges.

    06 June 2017 | The Advocate
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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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