Aging

Comorbidities in Older Persons with HIV

  • Oct 10, 18
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Because of increased survival of older persons with HIV, the frequency of comorbidities is expected to become higher in patients in the coming years.

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Normalizing HIV Testing in the Older Adult

  • Oct 05, 18
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The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior found that 5.1% of men over age 61 used condoms in the last ten vaginal intercourse behaviors.

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Older Age & Social Support Not as Protective as Education, Partner Status in PTSD

  • Oct 05, 18
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Significantly elevated rates of PTSD are observed with high frequency in PLWHA. Several coping behaviors have been identified that can ameliorate PTSD symptoms and associated spectrums of depression.

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Body Composition, Especially Abdominal Obesity, Is Associated With Frailty In Older Men with HIV

  • Sep 25, 18
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About 400 men with and without HIV, median age 60 years, participating in a sub-study of the MACS (Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study), were evaluated for body composition (waist circumference, abdominal visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue, sarcop

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Polypharmacy In Adults with HIV and Substance Dependence Leads to Falls and Fractures

  • Sep 25, 18
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Utilizing an electronic medical record review in 250 adults (median age of 50 years) with HIV infection, substance dependence, or ever injection drug use, various categories of medication intake were determined.

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Is Frequent in Older Adults with HIV

  • Sep 18, 18
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Many people living with HIV use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to manage symptoms, chronic medical conditions, or to optimize health. This study looked at different types of CAM among people living with HIV who were also taking ART.

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Chronic Depression Hurts Attendance, Treatment, and Mortality in Adults with HIV

  • Sep 18, 18
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Depression is known to be frequent in adults with HIV and to complicate management. However, what is not so clear is how the length of depression status over time can affect outcomes.

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Prostate and Lung Cancer Will Increase Over the Next 15 Years

  • Sep 12, 18
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The National Cancer Institute projects that the proportion of adult persons with HIV in the US aged 65 years and older will increase from 8.5% to 21.4% in 2030.

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Validated Method for Tracking Changes in Depression Status In Older Persons With HIV/AIDS

  • Sep 12, 18
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The frequency of depression in older adults with HIV is known to be higher than in matched populations. A challenge for assessment is the diagnosis of depression over time using a valid screening test.

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CVD Risk Profile: Transgender Women with HIV Increased Anemia and Lower Hemoglobin

  • Sep 04, 18
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Almost a third of transgender women in the USA test positive for HIV (CDC). This study aimed to show the CVD profile of transgender women. Data was derived from the Partners Healthcare System (PHS) in Boston.

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