Aging

The Challenge of Addressing Transgender Aging

  • Sep 04, 18
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There is a paucity of research and published literature on older transgender individuals. This article provides a comprehensive review of the literature relevant to providing optimal mental health care to older trans adults.

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Viral Suppression Reduces Increased Cancer Risks seen in HIV Infected Veterans

  • Aug 28, 18
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HIV-positive veterans (n=42,441) and demographically matched uninfected veterans (n=104,712) from (1999-2015) were followed for 16 years in this study–98% were men.

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HIV Long Term Survivor Characteristics After 23 Years in Care

  • Aug 28, 18
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Data on 876 Canadian patients diagnosed with HIV before 1996 were analyzed. This sample was able to be followed for more than 20 years on average.

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Only High Intensity Aerobic Exercise Improves Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Older Adults with HIV

  • Aug 21, 18
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Moderate to high-intensity aerobic exercise increases cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2peak) in younger adults with HIV. There are few studies that show any benefit from varying types of exercise in older adults with HIV.

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Older Patients Perceive Comorbidity Treatment as Less Critical than ART

  • Aug 21, 18
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Patients’ perceive their ART as crucial for their living. Is their attitude similar for those medications they take for comorbid conditions? To assess this, a sample of 150 patients from the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS) was assessed.

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HIV Patients Place High Value on Care-Coordination and Sustained Confidentiality when Referred to Specialists

  • Aug 14, 18
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A qualitative study of twelve focus groups of older adults with HIV was used to study those elements of healthcare that are perceived as being most valued.

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Changes in Drinking Rates are Reflected in Increased Risk for Poor HIV Management

  • Aug 14, 18
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A Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) was undertaken to determine if changes in alcohol use would be reflected in changes in HIV severity.

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Multimorbidity Increasing in US HIV Populations: Highest in Heterosexuals, No Gender Differences Found

  • Aug 06, 18
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Using a sample of almost 23,000 PLWHA, a longitudinal assessment (2000-2009) of the occurrence of age-related comorbid conditions was conducted.

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Hypertension, Diabetes, Neuropathy Higher in Overweight HIV Adult Patients

  • Aug 06, 18
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The risk for being obese or overweight was assessed using a sample of 862 patients in France (median age 51 years; 68% male; on ART for 16.7 years median; 91% had undetectable viral loads; 73% had CD4 counts of 500 or greater; 31% had HCV serology

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75% of Deaths in Older Adults are Non-HIV

  • Apr 06, 18
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This is a retrospective controlled cohort study of deaths in the ART era (1996-2012) in British Columbia. The mortality rate of HIV-infected patients has declined by 96% but remains about 3 times higher than in the HIV-uninfected population.

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