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.
Researchers studying quality of life for people with HIV over 50 found that 58% of study participants experienced some degree of loneliness.
"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.
Having HIV independently raised chances of depression and worse health-related quality of life, according to a new study.
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 infection -- but not older age -- predicted a higher prevalence of self-reported symptom distress, depression and anxiety, in a UK study.
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.
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.
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...
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...