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Federal AIDS official: Older Americans trigger 'greying' of HIV

A statistic that emerged on National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: By 2015, more than half of Americans living with HIV – many of them gay men – will be over age 50.

Published
20 September 2012
From
Examiner.com
Double trouble: daily function and the impact of old age and HIV

Older age exacerbates the deleterious effect of HIV on daily functioning, investigators from the US report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Published
11 September 2012
By
Michael Carter
Middle-aged people with HIV have a high risk of falls

Falls are common among middle-aged people with HIV, US investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Over twelve months,

Published
11 September 2012
By
Michael Carter
Glucose metabolism worsens in HIV treatment-experienced taking NRTI-sparing regimens

Italian investigators have found evidence of worsening glucose tolerance in highly treatment-experienced HIV-positive patients treated with nucleoside-sparing regimens. The small study, which is published in the online edition

Published
24 August 2012
By
Michael Carter
Detectable viral load and low CD4 cell count are risk factors for shingles in HIV-positive people

A CD4 cell count below 500 cells/mm3 and a detectable viral load are risk factors for herpes zoster (shingles) in HIV-positive people, US investigators report in the

Published
21 August 2012
By
Michael Carter
Growing old with HIV

Data on ageing with HIV is largely restricted to the developed world and very little is known about older Africans living with virus, despite the high caseload in this region.

Published
29 July 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
HIV survivors: alive, but facing poverty, loneliness and prejudice

Thousands heading into an old age they did not think they would see, having given up jobs expecting to die young

Published
29 July 2012
From
The Guardian
New Zealand LGBT aged care study finds other residents’ homophobia a problem

Researchers from New Zealand’s University of Auckland who conducted the country’s first study into the needs of older LGBTs in aged care found staff feel other residents’ homophobia is the biggest issue they deal with.

Published
18 July 2012
From
Gay Star News
High Dose Vitamin D Prevents Fractures

High doses of vitamin D prevent fractures in older people – as long as they take the substance regularly.

Published
05 July 2012
From
Medical News Today
London: Funding boost for older people living with HIV

Terrence Higgins Trust has received £200,000 to support 250 older people living with HIV in London, as the over-50s continue to be the fastest-growing group of people living with HIV in the UK.

Published
18 June 2012
From
Pink News

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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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