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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.



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