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HIV and aging: A growing population faces unique challenges

A conversation with community advocate Jeff Taylor Jeff Taylor, incoming Co-chair of the Community Advisory Board of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research, has been living with HIV for…

What do older people living with HIV do to look after their own mental health?

Older people living with HIV describe a range of strategies to maintain or improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing, according to an English study published in AIDS Care. Many…

DAAs safe and effective in elderly people with HCV

Treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) is safe and effective in elderly people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to German research published in Drugs & Aging. Elderly people (aged…

Poorer ART outcomes show need to prioritise older patients in HIV test and treat programmes

HIV testing and treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa need to prioritise older individuals, according to research published in PLOS ONE. Investigators in Uganda found that after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART)…

Improving the care of aging adults living with HIV

The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy in the mid-1990s has enabled people living with HIV to achieve a normal or close-to-normal life expectancy, the effect of which is now…

Ageing with HIV conference outcomes: read watch and register to discuss

The EATG organised a conference titled ‘New challenges and unmet needs of people living and ageing with HIV/AIDS aged 18-50, Quality of Life and Preventive Healthcare’ from 3 to 6…

What is on the minds of PLHIV in Europe in terms of their long term health?

Results: Long term health perspectives of people living with HIV in Europe   The EATG in collaboration with Volle Maan Communicatie Bureau conducted a study titled ‘Long term health perspectives…

Closer monitoring recommended for older patients treated with dolutegravir for HIV

The maximum concentration of the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir (DTG) was significantly higher in people living with HIV who are more than 60 years old compared with younger individuals, according to…

These gay men have spent 30 years learning how to be long-term HIV survivors

“It was hell to watch people die in the ’80s, but my personal hell was when long-term survivors were forgotten.” Sean McKenna, 55, was diagnosed with HIV in 1992. He…

Study uncovers high rates of loneliness among older HIV-positive people

-- San Francisco researchers studied quality of life for people with HIV over 50 -- 58% of study participants experienced some degree of loneliness -- Previous research found associations between…

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