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The future face of HIV in Australia

The profile of people living with HIV in Australia is set to change significantly over the next decade, UNSW modelling shows. The number of people living with HIV will increase by a third (28,000 up from 21,000), with far more people aged over 55 years (44 percent compared to 26 percent currently) and a greater proportion living outside major metropolitan areas.

Published
21 October 2010
From
Healthcanal
2020: Unprecedented number of HIV-positive elderly

An unprecedented number of older people will be living with HIV and HIV-related conditions by 2020, adding further pressure to Australia’s already strained health and aged care system.

Published
19 October 2010
From
Australian Ageing Agenda
High risk of virus-associated cancer death for those with AIDS

Non-HIV-related cancers are an important cause of death in patients with AIDS, Italian researchers report in the November 1st edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Cancers not classified as

Published
11 October 2010
By
Michael Carter
KENYA: Targeting older people in HIV prevention

KAKMEGA, 17 September 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - Older Kenyans, often neglected by HIV programmes that assume they are no longer sexually active and therefore not at risk, are slowly becoming more visible in the fight against the pandemic.

Published
01 October 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
Elderly might not benefit from TB vaccines in development

Elderly people might not benefit from some of the tuberculosis vaccines currently in development, recent research suggests.

Published
20 September 2010
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
HIV patients to get new services for long-term health

An innovative voluntary sector partnership is developing new HIV services to transform the way people manage the condition long-term.

Published
16 September 2010
From
Pink Paper
HIV-positive Reverend settles suit with retirement home

A former minister settled his lawsuit against an assisted-living facility that evicted him after they found he was HIV-positive.

Published
03 September 2010
From
The Advocate
Preparing ourselves for the future

In ten years time over half of Australia’s positive population will be over the age of 55. What will this mean for the community, ageing and health sectors?

Published
02 September 2010
From
Positive Living
Aging With Complex Chronic Disease: The Wrinkled Face of AIDS

People living with HIV taking combination Antiretroviral Therapy (treatment) are living long enough to experience a diverse array of aging related conditions such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), renal disease, liver cirrhosis, and cancer.

Published
25 August 2010
From
The Body Pro / GMHC Treatment Issues
New diagnoses among over 50s double in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Almost half of older patients with HIV are diagnosed late, according to a study published in the August 24th edition of AIDS. The study was conducted using

Published
16 August 2010
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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