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Loneliness, Depression, Financial Problems, and Comorbidities Top List of Issues Faced by Older Adults Living With HIV in New Report Img

Loneliness, Depression, Financial Problems, and Comorbidities Top List of Issues Faced by Older Adults Living With HIV in New Report

Comorbidities, mental health issues, loneliness, and financial problems are the biggest issues faced by older people living with HIV, the San Francisco portion of a new report issued by the ACRIA Center on HIV and Aging at GMHC showed.

Study Uncovers High Rates of Loneliness Among Older HIV-Positive People Img

Study Uncovers High Rates of Loneliness Among Older HIV-Positive People

Researchers studying quality of life for people with HIV over 50 found that 58% of study participants experienced some degree of loneliness.

How to Help Long-Term HIV Survivors Embrace an Unanticipated Life Img

How to Help Long-Term HIV Survivors Embrace an Unanticipated Life

"As health care professionals, we can help long-term survivors embrace a life they never expected to live with a conscious awareness and acknowledgment of their life experience," writes David Fawcett Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Impact of HIV, Age and Comorbidity on Depression and Quality of Life Img

Impact of HIV, Age and Comorbidity on Depression and Quality of Life

Having HIV independently raised chances of depression and worse health-related quality of life, according to a new study.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Survivors: There Are Solutions Img

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Survivors: There Are Solutions

Many long-term survivors of HIV remain locked in painful and disabling emotional states. But with awareness and treatment, PTSD need not create even more casualties among lives shaped by traumatic events.

Longer Time With HIV -- Not Age -- Tied to Symptom Distress, Depression, Anxiety Img

Longer Time With HIV -- Not Age -- Tied to Symptom Distress, Depression, Anxiety

Longer time with HIV infection -- but not older age -- predicted a higher prevalence of self-reported symptom distress, depression and anxiety, in a UK study.

New Clinical Resources: Mental Health Needs of People Aging With HIV/AIDS Img

New Clinical Resources: Mental Health Needs of People Aging With HIV/AIDS

Critically needed new resources for professionals are emerging -- an important step in the adaptation of the mental health workforce to meet the burgeoning needs of aging persons living with HIV/AIDS.

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

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.

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Loneliness and HIV-Related Stigma Explain Depression Among Older HIV-Positive Adults

Service providers and researchers should "assert more aggressive and innovative efforts to resolve both psychosocial and physical health issues that characterize the graying of the AIDS epidemic in the USA," according to the authors of the current st...

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Older People With HIV Benefit From Telephone Support Groups

The U.S. AIDS population is aging, and a gap in care that meets older HIV-positive adults' needs often means those over 50 are going without valuable support and coping skills. But Project Empower, a study conducted by Ohio University health psycholo...