HIV & Aging: Who We Are

HIV & Aging is presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, (AAHIVM), and its partners, ACRIA, (the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) and the American Geriatrics Society, (AGS).

HIV & Aging Site Managing Committee

Website Medical Co-Directors:
Jonathan S. Appelbaum, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
Laurie L. Dozier Jr., MD, Professor of Internal Medicine
Florida State University, College of Medicine
Tallahassee, FL 

Meredith Greene, MD, AAHIVS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Website Manager:
Ken South, MDiv.
Director of Credentialing Programs
American Academy of HIV Medicine

Webmaster:
Stephen Streicher

Committee Members:
Stephen E. Karpiak, PhD
Senior Director for Research and Evaluation
ACRIA Center on HIV and Aging
and New York University College of Nursing

Richard Havlik, MD, MPH
Lab Chief (Ret) National Institute on Aging, (NIH)
and ACRIA consultant

Amber McCracken
Marketing & Communications Director
American Academy of HIV Medicine

Marianna Drootin
Associate Director, ADGAP and Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative
American Geriatrics Society

Mehul Tejani, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics,
Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor of Nursing at CUMC
Program Director, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program
Columbia University School of Nursing, New York

2018 Faculty

Chapter 1. Assessing Frailty and Functional Capacity
Amy Caroline Justice, MD, MSCE, PhD
Professor of Medicine and of Public Health Policy
Yale School of Public Health
New Haven, CT

Stephen Karpiak, PhD
Senior Director for Research
ACRIA Center on HIV & Aging at GMHC
New York University College of Nursing
New York, NY

Chapter 2. Detection and Screening and Screening for HIV in Older Adults
Nathan Wass, MD
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Cambridge, MA

Chapter 3. Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy and Monitoring in HIV and Aging
David Spach, MD
Professor, Division of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases, Department of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Chapter 4. Immunizations in HIV and Aging
Katherine Schafer, MD
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Winston-Salem, NC

Chapter 5. CVD Screening and prevention
James Sosman, MD, FACP
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Chapter 6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in HIV and Aging
Kristina Crothers, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Chapter 7. Smoking
Jonathan Appelbaum, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
Laurie L. Dozier Jr., M.D., Professor and Chair, Dept of Clinical Sciences
Florida State Universit College of Medicine
Tallahassee, FL

Chapter 8. The Kidney in HIV and Aging
Mehul Tejani, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics
Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Chapter 9. Hypertension in HIV and Aging
Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor of Nursing at CUMC
Program Director, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program
Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, NY

Chapter 10. Cancer in HIV and Aging
Meredith Greene, MD, AAHIVS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Chapter 11. Viral Hepatitis
Brian Wood, MD
Madison Clinic at Harborview
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Chapter 12. Diabetes Mellitus in HIV and Aging
Jonathan Appelbaum, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
Laurie L. Dozier Jr., MD, Professor and Chair, Dept of Clinical Sciences
Florida State University College of Medicine
Tallahassee, FL

Chapter 13. Polypharmacy in HIV and Aging
James Scott, BS, M.Ed, PharmD
Associate Dean, Experiential and Professional Affairs, Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Western University
Ontario, CN

Chapter 14. Osteoporosis in HIV and Aging
Brian Wood, MD
Madison Clinic at Harborview
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Chapter 15. Sexual Health
Stephen Karpiak, PhD
Senior Director for Research
ACRIA Center on HIV & Aging at GMHC
New York University College of Nursing
New York, NY

Chapter 16. PrEP and the Older Adult with HIV
Stephen Karpiak, PhD
Senior Director for Research
ACRIA Center on HIV & Aging at GMHC
New York University College of Nursing
New York, NY

Chapter 17. Nutrition
Charlie Smigelski, BA, BS, RD
Private Practice,  Boston, MA

Chapter 18. Depression in HIV and Aging
Marshall Forstein, MD
Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, MA

Chapter 19. Anxiety Disorders in HIV and Aging
Pariya Fazeli Wheeler, PhD
Assistant Professor
UAB School of Nursing
Birmingham, AL

Chapter 20. Substance Use Disorder
Pariya Fazeli Wheeler, PhD
Assistant Professor
UAB School of Nursing
Birmingham, AL

Chapter 21. HIV-1 Associated Peripheral Neuropathies in HIV and Aging
Pariya Fazeli Wheeler, PhD
Assistant Professor
UAB School of Nursing
Birmingham, AL

Chapter 22. Older age and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND)
Pariya Fazeli Wheeler, PhD
Assistant Professor
UAB School of Nursing
Birmingham, AL

Chapter 23. Advanced Care Planning
Brian Wood, MD
Madison Clinic at Harborview
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

In November of 2011 a national panel of HIV and Geriatric specialists published from the HIV & Aging Consensus Project, a first of its kind report: “Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV”. One of the purposes of this blog is to provide an opportunity for the HIV community to update these recommendations.

Expert Panel

Christine K. Abrass, MD
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Jonathan S. Appelbaum, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
CO-PI HIV & Aging Consensus Project
Education Director and Professor of Internal Medicine
Florida State University, College of Medicine
Tallahassee, FL

Cynthia M. Boyd, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Kelly Gebo, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Karl Goodkin, MD, PhD, FAPA
Professor & Chair
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

Kevin High, MD, MS, FACP
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Sticht Center on Aging
Winston Salem, NC

Malcolm D. John, MD
Director, 360: The Positive Care Center
UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Amy C. Justice, MD, PhD, MSCE
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Yale University Medical School
West Haven, CT

Ian R. McNicholl, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVE
Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
UCSF Positive Health Program
San Francisco, CA

Mark J. Simone-Skidmore, MD
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Cambridge, MA

David Spach, MD
Clinical Director, NW AETC Professor of Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Victor Valcour, MD
Geriatric Medicine & Neurology
University of California at SF Medical School
San Francisco, CA

Wayne McCormick, MD
CO-PI HIV & Aging Consensus Project
University of Washington, Dept of Medicine, Division of Gerontology
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

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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The American Academy of HIV Medicine is a professional organization that supports the HIV practitioner and promotes accessible, quality care for all Americans living with HIV disease. Our membership of HIV practitioners and credentialed HIV Specialists™, HIV Experts™, and HIV Pharmacists™ provide direct care to the majority of HIV patients in the US.