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Burden of non-AIDS-related illness increases as patients with HIV age

Swiss research shows that non-AIDS-related diseases are now a major cause of illness in patients with HIV, and that the risk of such diseases increases with age.

Published
20 October 2011
By
Michael Carter
Growing pain

As people with HIV live longer, they are facing pains old and new. David McLay reports on peripheral neuropathy and arthritis.

Published
13 October 2011
From
HIV treatment update
Older age and immune response to CMV affect CD4 cell recovery after starting HIV therapy

Older age and a strong immune response to CMV infection adversely affect CD4 cell count recovery in patients taking antiretroviral therapy, French investigators report in the September

Published
27 September 2011
By
Michael Carter
The spirit is willing, but... sex in the HIV-positive over-50s

Although the average age of the HIV-positive population is increasing, in both richer and poorer countries, and though sex between older people has often been cited as

Published
16 September 2011
By
Gus Cairns
Exercise Guidelines Published for People with HIV Over 50

A combination of aerobic and resistance exercises, three times a week for at least six weeks, is recommended to improve cardiovascular, metabolic and muscle function in people living with HIV older than 50 years of age, according to suggested guidelines published ahead of print by the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Published
17 August 2011
From
AIDSMeds.com
Hearing Loss Tied to Age, Gender, Race; Not HIV

Neither HIV infection nor its treatment appears to be associated with hearing loss, according to data from two large U.S. cohort studies reported Tuesday, July 19, at the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Rome. According to the presenting researchers, the only factors that contributed to hearing loss among people living with HIV were gender, age and race.

Published
27 July 2011
From
AIDSMeds.com
Some older HIV drugs linked to premature ageing

Older antiretroviral drugs still widely used in low and middle-income countries accelerate a process of mutation within the DNA of mitochondrial cells that has been linked to

Published
28 June 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
Premature Aging Caused by Some HIV Drugs, Study Shows

A class of anti-retroviral drugs commonly used to treat HIV, particularly in Africa and low income countries, can cause premature aging, according to research published June 26 in the journal Nature Genetics. The study shows that the drugs damage DNA in the patient's mitochondria -- the 'batteries' which power their cells.

Published
28 June 2011
From
Science Daily
Premature aging seen as issue for AIDS survivors

Having survived the first and worst years of the AIDS epidemic, when he was losing three friends to the disease in a day and undergoing every primitive, toxic treatment that then existed, Peter Greene is grateful to be alive.

Published
13 June 2011
From
Associated Press
Assisted Living with HIV: A New Reality as Treatments Improve

With HIV striking the aging population at an alarming rate and with survivors living beyond their expectancy, assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities may begin to see an influx of HIV-positive residents.  Not only are these communities going to need to be prepared for the medical needs of such patients but also for the psycho-social needs of the aging survivors.

Published
06 June 2011
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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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