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HIV and women over 50: 'I've had to make this journey almost entirely alone'

Anna's story – that of an older, heterosexual British woman who has contracted HIV – is unusual, but she is certainly not alone.

Published
12 March 2013
From
The Guardian
Young Males With HIV Face Greater Risk of Hearing Loss

HIV infection is significantly associated with an increased risk of developing sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), according to research published online Feb. 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Published
02 March 2013
From
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
HIV Linked to Sudden Loss of Hearing

Having HIV appears to increase the risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss, at least among younger patients, researchers reported.

Published
22 February 2013
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Low nadir CD4 cell count associated with increased cataract risk in South Africans taking HIV therapy

A low nadir (lowest ever) CD4 cell count is associated with increased lens density – a marker for cataract formation – in people with HIV, investigators

Published
22 February 2013
By
Michael Carter
Classic characteristics of old age associated with poor physical function in middle-aged people living with HIV

Impaired physical function in middle-aged people living with HIV is associated with low muscle mass, reduced bone mineral density and hormonal changes, according to research conducted in

Published
20 February 2013
By
Michael Carter
Frailty increases the risk of fragility fractures in men living with HIV: data collected in routine HIV care can help predict risk

Important physiologic markers of frailty are associated with fragility fractures in men living with HIV, according to research conducted in the United States and published in the

Published
18 February 2013
By
Michael Carter
Finances for the over-50s

Guest writer Emma Lunn investigates some of the financial options for people approaching retirement age.

Published
14 February 2013
From
HIV treatment update
Multiple factors affect HIV prognosis, study shows

In a major advancement for the field of HIV treatment, a new study has identified a more accurate method of suggesting prognosis for HIV patients. The new method, called the Veterans Aging Cohort Study index, takes into account factors such as hemoglobin level, platelet count and comorbidity.

Published
05 February 2013
From
Yale Daily News
Tenofovir impairs enzyme that stops cells ageing

A team of Australian researchers has found that tenofovir and, to a lesser extent, other drugs from the nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) class, impairs an enzyme that

Published
31 January 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Co-infection with hepatitis B or C is a risk factor for reduced bone mineral density among women with HIV

Co-infection with hepatitis B or C is associated with reduced bone mineral density (BMD) in women living with HIV, French investigators report in the online edition of

Published
28 January 2013
By
Michael Carter

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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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