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Uganda: Elderly Forgotten in the HIV Fight

Tackling HIV has been a priority in Uganda for over 25 years. There are a number of programmes providing prevention, treatment and care, but most exclude the elderly.

Published
18 January 2012
From
AllAfrica
Earlier deaths in people with HIV due to drugs, alcohol, co-infections, poorly controlled HIV - not rapid ageing

Patients taking antiretroviral therapy have the same mortality risk as individuals in the general population, according to Danish research published in the open-access journal PLoS One. However,

Published
12 December 2011
By
Michael Carter
New Clinical Report Provides the First-Ever Recommended Treatment Strategies for Older HIV Patients

On the eve of World AIDS Day, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) released the first clinical treatment strategies for managing older HIV patients: The HIV and Aging Consensus Project: Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV.

Published
01 December 2011
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Press release
China elderly facing HIV/AIDS crisis

Among new HIV-positive cases nationwide, those over the age of 50 accounted for almost 15% at the end of 2009 -- a sharp rise from less than 8% just four years earlier, according to a recent report by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Published
01 December 2011
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CNN
Patients on HIV therapy have an increased risk of stress and fragility fractures; no link to specific drug

Patients taking antiretroviral therapy have an increased risk of fractures typically associated with low bone mineral density, Danish investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. However, the

Published
28 November 2011
By
Michael Carter
Tailored Risk Profiles Guide Care of HIV Patients

Patients with HIV are living longer and have more comorbidities. A new index could help clinicians determine who might benefit from screening and measure net benefit for a wide range of interventions for an individual patient.

Published
17 November 2011
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Ageing with HIV: attitudes and experiences of gay men shaped by length of diagnosis

The attitudes of older HIV-positive gay men towards ageing are affected by the period of time since diagnosis with the virus and personal experiences of the epidemic,

Published
16 November 2011
By
Michael Carter
Diabetes, high blood pressure increase risk of unemployment for people with HIV

Large numbers of patients are leaving employment in the years following their diagnosis with HIV, French investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. The five-year probability of

Published
27 October 2011
By
Michael Carter
HIV associated with an increased risk of cataract surgery

HIV-positive patients are signficantly more likely to undergo surgery to remove cataracts in the eye, according to Danish research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. A low CD4

Published
26 October 2011
By
Michael Carter
Diseases of ageing occurring 10 to 15 years earlier in patients with HIV

The diseases of ageing develop earlier in patients with HIV than in the general population, Italian investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. “Our findings

Published
20 October 2011
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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