HIV & Aging: Journal Articles

In a study from Madrid 77,590 HIV-positive persons on antiretroviral therapy (ART) were followed for outcomes over 75 days. Of this group, 236 developed documented COVID-19, and 151 were hospitalized.

In a cohort study in New York City 30 hospitalized people living with HIV (PLWH) were compared to 90 similar patients without HIV for effects of COVID-19.

A study from Germany describes the experience of  33 people living with HIV and COVID-19. Just over 90% of the patients recovered with 76% classified as mild. However, 9% died. This frequency of death was higher than the German average of 4%.

A COVID-19 infected hospital cohort in NYC of 21 HIV patients and 42 non-HIV patients was compared. There were no significant differences in ICU admissions, mechanical ventilator use, or deaths between the two groups. 

In a Massachusetts hospital a group of 36 people living with HIV and having COVID-19 was identified. Almost 85% had a comorbidity, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, or hypertension, and also had severe COVID-19 disease.

A group of 88 people living with HIV (PLH) and hospitalized for COVID-19 in New York City was compared to a similar group with COVID-19 but without HIV.

This document contains over 1000 articles published in 2019 that are pertinent to the domain of HIV AND AGING.

In this 2020 publication the authors identify certain current general antiretroviral therapy (ART) recommendations for use specifically in older adults with HIV. Included are multiple data driven recommendations that can, if used, result in reduced ART toxicities that are associated with elevated frequencies of various diseases and conditions in HIV + older adults.

This report explores the usefulness of the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) index in  identifying those at risk for low bone mineral density (BMD). In 195 HIV-infected individuals 109 (56%) had low BMD. As the VACS index increased in these individuals, the odds of low BMD became higher.

Among a selected sample of 118 older Black women with HIV almost 90% had moderate to severe depression.  This study assessed the contribution of social determinants at intrapersonal, interpersonal, and community levels.


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