Older People With HIV Face Different Long-Term Health Challenges

March 23, 2016

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Denmark -- unexpected trends in use of psychotropic medicines -- TreatmentUpdate 204

Impressive gains in survival for older people with HIV but still less than general population -- CATIE News

Danish study raises questions about accelerated aging in HIV -- CATIE News

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Long-term HIV infection and health-related quality of life -- CATIE News

Dutch doctors explore intersection of aging and HIV -- CATIE News

Geriatric syndromes found to be common among some people with HIV -- CATIE News

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CIHR's HIV Comorbidity Research Agenda: Relevant Research Areas

HIV and Aging -- Healthy living tips for people 50 and over living with HIV

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HIV and brain-related issues -- TreatmentUpdate 204

Longer life expectancy for HIV-positive people in North America -- TreatmentUpdate 200

Factsheets on HIV and aging in Canada -- Canadian AIDS Society

HIV & Aging: A 2013 Environmental Scan of Programs and Services in Canada -- Community Report -- Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR)

Directory of Promising Programs and Services for Older People Living with HIV in Canada -- CWGHR

Evidence-informed recommendations for rehabilitation with older adults living with HIV: a knowledge synthesis -- CWGHR


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