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'The magic of cinema': the club supporting older people with HIV

The Terrence Higgins Trust initiative aims to combat loneliness and encourage discussion through a shared love of film.

21 February 2018
The Guardian
Majority of over-65s would like more sex, survey finds

The charity Independent Age said its survey showed age was "no barrier to having a sex life". A third are happy to have sex on a first date but most did not take any precautions against sexually transmitted infections when they started having sex with a new partner.

14 February 2018
What is AIDS Survivor Syndrome?

Last November, long-term survivors in San Francisco—and other interested community members—gathered to hear Ron Stall, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh, present his research on AIDS Survivor Syndrome.

02 February 2018
BETA blog
Taking multiple Rx drugs raises risks for aging adults with and without HIV

Taking five or more prescription medications increases the risk of hospitalization and death in older adults infected with HIV and comparable adults without HIV. The findings of this Yale-led study highlight the potential risks of prescribing additional drugs to patients with multiple medical conditions.

01 February 2018
Yale News
One Doc's Advice for Caring for Elderly Patients With HIV

"We pile medications on people to try to treat every comorbidity they have and don't stop and think whether each medicine's adding additional benefit," says Kristine Erlandson, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine with the University of Colorado.

31 January 2018
The Body PRO
HIV does not increase aging-related brain changes in patients on ART

Researchers said they found no evidence that HIV accelerates aging-related brain changes over a 2-year period in middle-aged patients on successful ART.

16 January 2018
Suboptimal ART adherence associated with greater inflammation in patients with HIV

Recently published findings indicate that suboptimal adherence to ART is associated with activation of coagulation and enhanced residual inflammation among patients with HIV, even if patients have already achieved virologic suppression.

07 January 2018
The first generation to grow old with HIV are ageing faster

People ageing with HIV are getting older faster, said Lucette Cysique, lead researcher of the NeuroHIV group at Neuroscience research Australia (NeuRA) and UNSW.

01 January 2018
The Sydney Morning Herald
Inflammation-related illness among HIV-positive people

Over time, elevated inflammation is linked to an increased risk for some complications in HIV-positive people even if they are using ART.

26 December 2017
Factors Affecting the Health of Older Sexual and Gender Minorities Highlighted in LGBT Health

A special issue of LGBT Health includes the latest research, clinical practice innovations, and policy aimed at addressing disparities and enhancing healthcare for older LGBT populations.

19 December 2017
Mary Ann Liebert press release
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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