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Geriatric Syndromes are Common Among Older HIV-Infected Adults

  • Apr 04, 14
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“In this study population over age 50 50% of participants had frailty or pre-frailty at higher frequencies than HIV-negatives…..49% had been exposed to zidovudine, stavudine or didanosine. Subjects had a median of 4 (IQR 3-6) co-

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HIV-Infected Men at Increased Risk for Heart Disease, Large Study Finds

  • Apr 01, 14
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The buildup of soft plaque in arteries that nourish the heart is more common and extensive in HIV-infected men than HIV-uninfected men, independent of established cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to a new study by National Institutes of Health grantees. The findings suggest that HIV-infected men are at greater risk for a heart attack than their HIV-uninfected peers, the researchers write in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Embracing Patient Centered Care: Optimal Care Management for Older Adult with HIV

  • Apr 01, 14
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HIV providers in the current era contend with tremendous variability in the health of older persons with HIV/AIDS.

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Card For Clinicians Caring For HIV-Infected Older Adults

  • Feb 05, 14
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The Quick Reference Card for Managing Older Adults with HIV was developed out of the New York State Dept. of Health AIDS Institute Office Of The Medical Director. To obtain a copy, access www.hivguidelines.org. The AIDS Institute determined HIV and Aging as a priority over ten years ago. The number of people with HIV infection who are over 50 years of age is climbing. HIV Primary Care Specialists have demonstrated success in the integration of primary care into their practices for more than a decade.

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Grand Opening: The Go-To Place On HIV And Aging

  • Feb 05, 14
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In the US the HIV population is aging. By 2015 half of the over 1.4 million people infected with HIV will be age 50 and older. Each day 80 more people become part of this older adult group.

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In the Crosshairs of Health Disparities: Older Latinos, HIV and Depression

  • Dec 04, 13
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Latinos are the largest and fastest growing ethnic group in the US, and comprise 17% of the population. They are often viewed as a monolithic group by mainstream culture. However, the term Latino, referring to people of Mexican, Central American, and South American origins, encompasses great diversity with regard to nationality, immigration history, language use, educational and occupational opportunities, and socio-economic position. 

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Stress And Isolation Take Toll On Those Under 50 With HIV; Older People Fare Better

  • Dec 04, 13
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Case Western Reserve University researchers were surprised to learn that people younger than 50 years old with HIV feel more isolated and stressed than older people with the disease.

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HIV and Aging: A Time for Celebration?

  • Dec 04, 13
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On Sept. 18 the United States government observes National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. This commemoration is the latest addition to a series of such HIV-related remembrances and is one that has particular salience given the ever-evolving demographic landscape of the HIV-infected population in the U.S.

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