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Reality Check: The LGBT Community Must Look At The Changing Face Of AIDS

The face of AIDS in America is rapidly changing: It is getting older and grayer. Thanks to the medications that have prolonged the lives of so many with this disease, within the next five years, more than half of all Americans with HIV will be 50 or older.

Published
15 June 2012
From
Huffington Post
Australia: Advocates hail first aged-care facilities for gays

Gay rights advocates are hailing a Government decision to recognise the specific needs of elderly gay people, with three aged-care facilities being built specifically for gay and lesbian people currently in the works.

Published
28 May 2012
From
ABC
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: non-communicable diseases, HIV and TB

Conditions such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes in low- and middle-income countries, and awareness of these conditions in people living with HIV and/or TB.

Published
18 May 2012
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Low CD4 cell count and older age associated with increased risk of TB after starting HIV therapy

People with HIV reduce their overall risk of tuberculosis (TB) by starting antiretroviral therapy, an international team of investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious

Published
11 April 2012
By
Michael Carter
Africa: Aging HIV/AIDS Survivors Create New Class of Patients

In sub-Saharan Africa, many of the people receiving antiretroviral treatment who are now in their forties are expected to live well into their sixties. Dr. Till Barnighausen, of the Harvard School of Public Health, says there is a need to recognize this population and their unique health issues, issues which did not exist until recently.

Published
10 April 2012
From
Voice of America
Revised U.S. Treatment Guidelines Focus on HIV and Aging

If you’re living with HIV, over 50 years of age and haven’t yet started antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, revised guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services now recommend HIV treatment, regardless of your CD4 cell count. This is just one key consideration in a new section, entitled “HIV and the Older Patient,” added to the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents, published on March 27, 2012.

Published
31 March 2012
From
AIDSMeds
End of life care services letting down lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people say leading charities

Many LGB&T people do not feel that end of life care services are open to them and are concerned that they will face discrimination and a lack of understanding from health and social care providers when they are dying.

Published
16 March 2012
From
National Council for Palliative Care
Uncontrolled HIV linked to faster lung function decline

People with detectable HIV viral load and advanced immune deficiency are likely to experience greater decreases in lung function over time, with high viral load linked to

Published
14 March 2012
By
Liz Highleyman
Metformin reduces artery plaque in HIV-positive people with metabolic syndrome

The diabetes drug metformin can help stall progression of calcium buildup in the coronary arteries of HIV-positive people with metabolic abnormalities, potentially reducing their risk of cardiovascular events,

Published
14 March 2012
By
Liz Highleyman
Cellular aging increases risk of heart attack and early death

Every cell in the body has chromosomes with so-called telomeres, which are shortened over time and also through lifestyle choices such as smoking and obesity. Researchers have long speculated that the shortening of telomeres increases the risk of heart attack and early death. Now a large-scale population study in Denmark involving nearly 20,000 people shows that there is in fact a direct link, and has also given physicians a future way to test the actual cellular health of a person.

Published
16 February 2012
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health

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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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