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Activist discusses challenge of growing old with HIV

Old age comes faster and hits harder for those infected with HIV, a fact aging health activist Ron Swanda knows all too well.

Published
30 November 2012
From
AFP
Life expectancy in older people with HIV could exceed the average – as long as ART keeps working

The latest forecasts of life expectancy in people with HIV in the UK, based on mortality data from the UK Collaborative HIV Cohort (UK CHIC) study, show

Published
19 November 2012
By
Gus Cairns
Traditional risk factors predict neurocognitive impairment in people with HIV

Neurocognitive impairment in people with HIV – loss of memory, poor concentration and declining mental ability – is most likely to be happening for the

Published
31 October 2012
By
Michael Carter
A healthy – and happy – old age with HIV

At least one-in-five people with HIV in the UK is now over 50.1 Gus Cairns asks: What’s the recipe for staying fit and happy as we age?

Published
22 October 2012
From
HIV treatment update
Africa faces spike in older people living with HIV

Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to see a more than 200 percent increase in the number of older people living with HIV in the next 30 years, thanks to improvements in lifesaving treatment, experts said Thursday.

Published
19 October 2012
From
AFP
Frailty common among HIV-positive patients in South Africa, but early ART may be protective

Frailty is common among HIV-positive people in South Africa, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. A low CD4

Published
12 October 2012
By
Michael Carter
Obesity is a risk factor for co-occuring chronic health problems in patients with HIV

Obesity is associated with the clustering of multiple health problems in HIV-positive people, investigators from the US report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune

Published
10 October 2012
By
Michael Carter
Starting HIV treatment reduces the risk of serious non-AIDS-related diseases

Serious non-AIDS-defining illnesses are common in people recently diagnosed with HIV, Spanish investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. “Clinicians should be aware that during the initial

Published
09 October 2012
By
Michael Carter
"Premature Aging" and HIV: Dispelling Myths and Calculating Risk

Here's the bottom line on "accelerated aging" among people with HIV: It's probably not as bad as you think.

Published
25 September 2012
From
The Body
Stribild (a.k.a. "Quad") Performs Well for People Over 50, Study Finds

Stribild (elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir) performs similarly among people over 50 years old as with younger people, according to the results of a two-study sub-analysis presented at ICAAC 2012. The presentation marks part of an emerging trend in research that reflects the aging of the HIV-infected population in the U.S., and the need for more studies on antiretrovirals specifically within older groups.

Published
24 September 2012
From
The Body

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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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