Aging

Generativity vs Stagnation

  • Dec 07, 15
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It is easy to feel stuck at middle age. Looking back one can regret missed opportunities; ahead are the prospects of aging and mortality.

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Never Too Old for HIV – Using PLISSIT

  • Jul 15, 15
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We can’t talk about HIV without talking about sex, and when it comes to talking about HIV and sex and older adults…often times, mum’s the word. If doctors leave it to older adults to ask about their sexual health, and older adults leave it to their doctors to raise the issue, we have an unmet need. Driving this silence is the fact that older adults are seen as being “too old for sex.” But what does that mean? Sex, sexuality, and sexual health are multi-faceted and much more than insertive sex. Before one can start a conversation about sex, we need to know what we are talking about and how to talk about it. Let’s start with a few definitions.

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HIV Continuum of Care for People 50 & Up in US

  • Jun 09, 15
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A growing number of people aged 50 and older in the United States are living with HIV infection.

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Starting Antiretroviral Treatment Early Improves Outcomes for HIV-Infected Individuals

  • May 30, 15
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A major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune system health—is higher, instead of waiting until the CD4+ cell count drops to lower levels. Together with data from previous studies showing that antiretroviral treatment reduced the risk of HIV transmission to uninfected sexual partners, these findings support offering treatment to everyone with HIV.

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Researchers Conclude that HIV Infected Older Adults Can be 14 Years Older than their Chronological Age

  • Apr 13, 15
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Researchers at the UCLA AIDS Institute and Center for AIDS Research and the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), conclude from data reported in the journal PLOS ONE (Rickabaugh 2015), that HIV ac

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High Cancer Risk for Elderly with HIV in US

  • Mar 10, 15
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HIV-infected people have higher risk of many cancers compared to HIV-uninfected people, but it is unclear if the magnitude of this elevated risk is consistent across age groups. As the proportion of HIV-infected people over age 65 is increasing over time and the elderly population is known to have high cancer risk, it is important to understand the relationship between HIV and cancer in this age group.

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The Relationship of Physical Performance with HIV Disease and Mortality

  • Jan 24, 15
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The article by Greene and others shows that HIV infection is associated with a decline in overall function and this decline can predict mortality.

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Accelerated or Accentuated Aging

  • Jan 24, 15
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This important study uses the Veterans Administration database and looks at three important diseases seen in older patients infected with HIV: myocardial infarction, chronic kidney disease, and non-AIDS defining cancers in both infected and uninfected veterans. Almost 100,000 patient charts were evaluated. 

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Study of Aging with HIV Offers Clinical Insight

  • Jan 24, 15
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Aging with HIV infection is a new, world-wide, phenomenon and investigators are only beginning to understand its implications for clinical care and for our understanding of aging more generally. A collection in the July 2014 issue of Current Opinions in HIV AIDS summarizes what is understood and topics of ongoing investigation. An introductory editorial, written by Drs. Amy Justice and Julian Falutz, suggest that this phenomenon provides a largely untapped opportunity for scientific discovery and clinical insight, emphasizing that for most people aging with HIV infection, life expectancy is not yet “normal” and the experience of aging with HIV infection is not just like that of aging without HIV infection.

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The Aging Well with HIV Manual

  • Nov 29, 14
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The Aging Well with HIV Manual is for people aging with chronic HIV. It describes common health problems that come with chronic HIV infection. Since many of these problems cannot be cured at present, the manual focuses on how to manage them, so that you can age well despite them.

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