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Russia's HIV Epidemic is Growing, Affecting Older Citizens

HIV infections are on the rise and are increasingly affecting Russia’s older population, according to a consumer watchdog report cited by the RBC news website.

07 July 2019
Moscow Times
As HIV patients live longer, heart disease might be their next challenge

As people with HIV live longer, they also find themselves at higher risk for heart attack, stroke and other types of cardiovascular disease. A new American Heart Association report hopes to raise awareness about that connection, along with pointing out cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment strategies for an emerging population with unique concerns researchers have only begun to explore.

04 June 2019
American Heart Association
US: Planning for Retirement While Living With HIV

Whether you're on public assistance or you're more well off, there are things you can do to plan for a secure future.

03 June 2019
The Body
Silver Singles: Why Are Sexually Transmitted Infections On The Rise In The Over 50s?

Divorce, dating apps, and living longer means STIs are affecting more older people than ever before.

03 June 2019
Huffington Post
The forgotten generation?

Modern advancements such as U=U have redefined what it means to live with HIV. But, as Ross Duffin reports, for the long-term survivors the lived reality is not so rosy.

21 May 2019
Positive Living
Raising the equality flag: Health inequalities among older LGBT people in the UK

New analysis, based on data from 24 different surveys, demonstrates that the odds of lesbian, gay, or bisexual men and women experiencing poor self-rated health are around 1.2 times higher than for heterosexual people, with poor self-rated health being a strong predictor of future mortality.

08 May 2019
International Longevity Centre
Ageing with HIV: Testimonials of Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

So frequent were the stories that emerged of poor understanding and stigmatising attitudes to people with HIV from professionals working in medical services outside their HIV clinic, and so strong the fears of how people might be treated in these settings, that many participants with HIV reported a strong reluctance to access services which they needed for their ongoing good health, from surgery to dentistry and maternity services. These stories come from all parts of Europe.

25 April 2019
Effect of Depression, Lifestyle on Cognitive Function in PLWHIV

Compared with patients without HIV, the poorer cognitive performances of PLWHIV were partly mediated by a higher prevalence of depressive symptoms.

26 March 2019
Infectious Disease Advisor
Experts tackle major cardiovascular issues in treating patients with HIV

Since the advent of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV infection has become more like a chronic illness. Now that patients are able to live longer and remain free of developing AIDS, they have begun to encounter new risks from age-related disorders common in the general population, including cardiovascular disease (CVD).

05 March 2019
What are the treatment challenges for the over 50s in Africa?

Although older adults in Uganda showed a high regard for the importance of anti-retroviral treatment, structural factors such as wait times and ageism still provide barriers to adherence.

28 February 2019
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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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