HIV & Aging: Journal Articles

In a retrospective sub study using the Veterans Administration (VA) database, the authors looked at health disparities in the treatment of common comorbidities among HIV-infected veterans. It is known that health disparities exist between black and non-black HIV-infected patients; blacks are less likely to be in care, to receive ART and to have viral load suppression. The authors looked at the cohort of approximately 25,000 HIV-infected veterans in care during 2013.

The British Medical Journal, referring to a report by the UK’s Terrence Higgins Trust, Uncharted Territory, described the report findings as a “Time Bomb”. The report states that “the social care, healthcare and welfare systems aren’t ready for this new and fast-growing ageing generation”. Study respondents reported they would have no one to help them when they needed support for daily tasks. Over 80% are concerned about accessing adequate social care in the future.

By Rebecca Erenrich, MPH
Research and Community Engagement Coordinator
​ACRIA San Francisco Offices

An annotated bibliography for 2016 of HIV/AGE related Journal articles was just posted on this site.

There is an almost 40% increase in the number of citations when compared to 2015. The older adult with HIV is increasingly dominating the epidemic’s dialogue.

Download the annotated bibliography here.


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