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HIV & Aging

HIV & Aging Clinical Recommendations

Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV

If there is one constant in the field of HIV medicine, it is that of constant change. The science of HIV is an ever changing landscape of new research findings, new medications with new targets and also new side effects. In addition to new populations affected by the epidemic, as the elderly, there is the ever demanding goal of seeking an actual cure for HIV disease.



Intensive Course in HIV & Aging

The Intensive Course in HIV & Aging provides a select group of participants with a unique opportunity for hands-on learning that will improve their ability to care for older adults with HIV, enhance their expertise as HIV providers, and foster lifelong learning through a community of like-minded clinicians.

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HIV & Aging: Editorials

The American Academy of HIV Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Kwong as Co-Medical Director of the joint HIV and Aging initiative supported by the Academy, the American Geriatrics Society, and AIDS Community Research Initiative of America.

HIV & Aging: Journal Articles

The symptoms of depression are common among persons living with HIV. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) helps the brain to develop new connections and repair older ones and may have some influences on depression frequency.  For example, antidepressants may work by increasing BDNF in the brain. 

Major depression disorder (MDD) is a common psychiatric comorbidity in persons living with HIV (PLWHIV).  MDD is more common in PLWHIV than in the general population. An existing health care data base was used to investigate factors involved with 30-day hospital readmission frequency.

There are concerns among older persons living with HIV that their risk for Alzheimer’s disease might be increased. One factor that can increase risk is the presence of the APOE-4 gene.

Purpose of this Program: The AAHIVM, ACRIA and AGS (collectively, the “Sponsors,” “we” or “us”) are sponsors of this Website and through it seek to address the unique needs and challenges that older adults of diverse populations living with HIV face as they age. However, the information in this Website is not meant to supplant the advice provided in a doctor-patient relationship.

General Disclaimer: HIV-Age.org is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through HIV-Age.org should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.



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