Older Adults (Ages 50+)

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This Week in HIV Research: How Should We Measure Success?

The case for a new measurement of HIV treatment success; PrEP and HIV incidence in Australia; benefits of moderate exercise among older people with HIV; CD4 recovery rates after long-term viral suppression.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

2018 USCA: Where Change Begins

"Thanks to better treatment options, we are living longer healthier lives, but unfortunately people still do not have equal access to care and treatment," Vickie Lynn writes.

By Vickie Lynn

Thank You, Paul Kawata: Reflections on USCA and Being a Gay Man of a Certain Age

At 53 years old, Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., admits it can be challenging to be "embracing and celebrating myself while my body (and sometimes my mind) shows signs of wear and more than 20 years of living with HIV."

By Richard Wolitski, Ph.D. for HIV.gov

Women's HIV Status, Viral Suppression Tied to Differences in Cognitive Performance Over Time

Women with HIV tend to perform worse than HIV-negative women on cognitive performance tests, even after many years on treatment, new research finds -- but trends differed depending on the test and on women's treatment success.

By Myles Helfand

Many Factors -- From Marijuana to Heart Disease -- Tied to Mental Slowing With HIV

Several diseases and behaviors are linked to decreased mental function in older HIV-positive men compared with older men without HIV, according to results of a careful comparison.

By The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy

As Women of Color Age, What Are Their HIV and Mental Health Needs?

Tonya Taylor, Ph.D., a specialist in sexual health, walks us through the changes and challenges that can affect women of color who are aging with HIV or become positive later in life.

By Candace Y.A. Montague

Why Getting Old Isn't Always so Terrible -- and Why People With HIV Can Now Get Life Insurance

Paul E. Sax, M.D., recently wished one of his patients a happy birthday. It was the man's 80th -- and it came 28 years after his HIV diagnosis, when he was informed he'd be dead within a few years.

By Paul E. Sax, M.D. for NEJM Journal Watch

HIV Positive for 20-Plus Years: "Not Easy, but I'm One of the Lucky Ones"

What did long-term survivors -- people who have lived with HIV for more than 20 years -- have to say about their health and other issues at AIDS 2014?

By Linda Villarosa for The Black AIDS Institute

California: Over Half of People Living With AIDS in San Francisco Are Aged 50 or Older

AIDS Care journal has reported that more than half of San Francisco's AIDS-diagnosed patients are 50 years old or older, stating that the city "is the first local jurisdiction to have reached this milestone." Many HIV-positive persons' prognoses now ...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

The Long-Term Survivor Dilemma

"As we speak more [at conferences] about the science related to aging with HIV ... the communal anxiety of surviving and aging with HIV is not addressed," HIV activist and fitness guru Nelson Vergel warns. In the first entry of his new blog on TheBod...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.