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CROI 2013: Research on Aging and HIV (Video)

April 28, 2013

Jeff Taylor, from the AIDS Malignancy Consortium and the AIDS Treatment Activist Coalition, sits down with Alan Landay, Ph.D., Seema Desai, Ph.D., Peter Hunt, M.D., and Tim Horn, to talk about some of the research on aging issues in the HIV population. They talk about the terminology of "premature aging" and the complications and factors associated with it. They discuss drugs being studied to help reduce inflammation and whether or not physicians should recommend aspirin for people living with HIV. They also go over the risks of smoking and the importance of anal pap smears for all ages groups in both men and women living with HIV.

More on the panelists:

  • Alan Landay, Ph.D., is a professor and chairman of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Rush University Medical Center.
  • Seema Desai, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center.
  • Peter Hunt, M.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
  • Tim Horn is the HIV project director at the Treatment Action Group.

The video above has been cross-posted on with permission from our partners at the International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS (IFARA). Visit IFARA's website to watch more video interviews from the conference, as well as earlier meetings.


Reader Comments:

Comment by: John K. (San Diego, California, USA) Thu., May. 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm UTC
Many of us with HIV are treatment exhausted. After 20+ years of extensive medical treatments for HIV some are just not willing to take on new and challenging therapies for organ failure, cancer or other age related illnesses. This is probably a psychological issue but one that must be taken into consideration in any treatment regimen.
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Comment by: Patrick (Las Vegas) Thu., May. 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm UTC
Aspirin is very dangerous, I took a baby aspirin (81mg) in lieu of my high blood pressure and high cholesterol meds, because of high "ALT" liver levels. I took the aspirin at bed time (on an empty stomach, my mistake!)for a period of 2 to 3 Years and I ended up in the emergency room with anemia caused by bleeding stomach ulcers. Was hospitalized for 2 nights and 3 days in serious condition and received 4 blood transfusions plus countless other "new" medications to repair the damage caused by the internal bleeding. Double/triple check with your doctor before going on an 81mg aspirin regimen ...
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