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  • Life expectancy for people living with HIV

    With the right treatment and care, people with HIV can live a normal lifespan.People who have a good response to HIV treatment have excellent long-term prospects.You can...

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  • Side-effects

    Many side-effects are the result of your body getting used to a new drug.Other medicines can be taken to help control side-effects.Possible side-effects should be taken...

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  • HIV and the ageing process

    It’s sometimes said that HIV speeds up the ageing process, but this is not certain.People with HIV are at greater risk of some health conditions, but not...

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  • Hepatitis B and HIV

    Hepatitis B is a blood-borne infection that is transmitted in some of the same ways as HIV.Hepatitis B can be prevented...

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  • Hepatitis C and HIV

    Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infection that is transmitted in some of the same ways as HIV.Over time untreated hepatitis C...

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  • Dealing with multiple healthcare providers

    If you have several health conditions, you may find that health services are not as joined up as you’d like. There’s a lot you can do yourself...

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  • Multiple medications and drug interactions

    The more drugs you take, the greater the risk of drug interactions and side-effects. It’s important to tell your doctors and pharmacists about all the other medicines you take. An...

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  • Fatty liver disease and HIV

    Fatty liver disease occurs when fat builds up in liver cells. A healthy diet and exercise can reduce your risk of fatty liver disease. There are currently no good treatments...

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  • Pain

    Pain can cause emotional and mental health problems.Medication can be used in both the short and long term to control pain.Treating underlying medical problems may...

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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...

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  • Kaposi’s sarcoma and HIV

    Kaposi’s sarcoma remains one of the most common cancers in people living with HIV.HIV treatment protects against Kaposi’s sarcoma and slows down disease progression.People with...

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  • Anal cancer and HIV

    Rates of anal cancer are higher in people with HIV than other people.Most people who have abnormal cell changes in their anus do not go...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tiredness and fatigue

    Illnesses and drug side-effects can contribute to fatigue.People often report an increase in their energy levels after starting HIV treatment.A healthy balanced diet may help...

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  • The heart

    Unhealthy lifestyles and untreated HIV contribute to heart attacks, diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure.Symptoms can include tiredness, breathlessness, an irregular heartbeat and chest pains.If anti-HIV drugs...

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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...

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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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  • Cholesterol

    Excess cholesterol raises the risk of heart disease and stroke.Diet, exercise and smoking all have an impact on cholesterol levels.Some anti-HIV drugs may raise cholesterol levels....

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  • Lung cancer

    The main cause of lung cancer is smoking.It is more common in people living with HIV than in the general population.Lung cancer is diagnosed with a chest x-ray;...

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  • High blood pressure

    You should have your blood pressure monitored regularly as part of your HIV care.HIV drugs can interact with other medicines to affect blood pressure.Blood pressure...

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  • Improving the Care of Aging Adults Living With HIV

    "Ageism perpetuates the invisibility of older adults, which renders current medical and social service systems unprepared to respond to the needs of people aging with HIV infection," said Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD, director for research and evaluation at ACRIA, a nonprofit and community-based AIDS service organization based in New York City.

    13 August 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • The Newest “Ism” to Challenge Is Ageism

    Sexism and racism are widely recognized and tackled, but ageism often goes unchecked.

    13 July 2018 | Poz
  • Nelson Vergel: Built to Survive

    “There’s wisdom with age, but there’s a lot more wisdom with age and HIV,” says Nelson Vergel. Like many long-term survivors, he initially considered his HIV diagnosis a death sentence. But despite the odds, the Venezuelan immigrant refused to give up.

    29 June 2018 | Poz
  • What is on the minds of PLHIV in Europe in terms of their long term health?

    If they were to switch to different HIV medications, long term health and a low risk of long term side effects are by far the two most important aspects in the eyes of respondents living with HIV in Europe.

    25 June 2018 | EATG
  • Fatigue with HIV Could Have Reversible Cause

    Many of the cases of fatigue and difficulty sleeping that are common in persons with HIV infection could be caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to assessment from a new collaboration between pulmonary and infectious disease specialists.

    17 June 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Cancer Treatment Disparities in Elderly HIV-Infected Americans Warrant Attention

    A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases found that cancer treatment rates for HIV-infected seniors were lowest among the younger subset of patients, who would likely benefit most from treatment in terms of life expectancy.

    11 June 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Major depression worsens with age

    Older age was associated with poorer major depressive disorder course, according to 2-year follow-up data published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

    11 June 2018 | Healio Psychiatic Annals
  • Closer Monitoring Recommended for Older Patients Treated With Dolutegravir for HIV

    The maximum concentration of the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir (DTG) was significantly higher in people living with HIV who are more than 60 years old compared with younger individuals, according to new findings published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.There have been recent concerns about DTG-related neuropsychiatric toxicity, especially among older patients with HIV.

    11 June 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • These Gay Men Have Spent 30 Years Learning How To Be Long-Term HIV Survivors

    “It was hell to watch people die in the ’80s, but my personal hell was when long-term survivors were forgotten.”

    06 June 2018 | Huffington Post
  • What Is an HIV Long-Term Survivor? Five People With HIV Grapple With the Question

    HIV Long-Term Survivor's Day is here! I have often wondered whether I am considered a long-term survivor. I've been positive for only 13 years. I personally don't know whether I am considered a long-term survivor, but it has somewhat felt that way. I've buried friends that have denied their own HIV status; because of stigma they felt from family and the outside world, they let illness consume them instead of facing it head on.

    06 June 2018 | The Body
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