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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.

06 June 2011
Senior Homes
AIDS/HIV ward at San Francisco General has come long way in 30 years

Just about everything at San Francisco General Hospital's famous Ward 86 has changed in the past three decades. Founded as the world's first inpatient AIDS ward, where young, gay men went to die, it is now a drop-in clinic where men and women as old as 82 get help leading increasingly long lives.

05 June 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
Heroin: the next generation

Addiction to the drug is changing. In Dublin, methadone programmes have created a generation of older users who may never get clean. Outside the capital, heroin use is rampant.

17 May 2011
Irish Times
Heart failure more common in people with HIV

People with uncontrolled HIV infection are significantly more likely to suffer heart failure than people without HIV infection, according to results of a large cohort study of

27 April 2011
Keith Alcorn
Canadians find some ARVs increase risk of heart attack, but urge caution and stress need for context

The anti-HIV drugs abacavir, efavirenz, lopinavir, and ritonavir are all associated with an increased risk of heart attack in a Canadian study published in the online edition

20 April 2011
Michael Carter
Seniors' sex lives are up — and so are STD rates

Across the nation, and especially in the Sunshine State, the free-love generation is continuing to enjoy an active — if not always healthy — sex life.

18 April 2011
Los Angeles Times
US: Leading Aging Organizations Recommend Prioritizing the Needs of Older Adults with HIV

"As Congress prepares to reauthorize the Older Americans Act this year, we urge them to consider the Leadership Council on Aging Organizations (LCAO) recommendations that prioritize the needs of older adults living with and at risk for HIV," said Nathan Schaefer, Director of Public Policy at GMHC.

14 April 2011
Brain impairment in people with HIV may not be as common as we thought

Two studies presented at the17th British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference last week suggest that the proportion of people who have subtle brain impairment due to HIV may

11 April 2011
Gus Cairns
Disparities: Illness More Prevalent Among Older Gay Adults

Older lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in California are more likely to suffer from chronic physical and mental health problems than their heterosexual counterparts, a new analysis has found. They also are less likely to have live-in partners or adult children who can help care for them.

04 April 2011
New York Times
What Lies Ahead: An Activist's View of Promising HIV Treatment Research

After attending the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2011) in Boston, Mass., and following different areas of research, I decided to write down a list of advancements that really thrill and energize me as an educator and research advocate.

31 March 2011
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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