Managing Long-Term HIV Survivors

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Ketogenic Diet May Hold Promise for Older People With HIV

New scientific evidence suggests that the celebrity-backed diet may have significant cognitive benefits for older people living with HIV.

By Sony Salzman

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth

How Providers Can Address HIV, Aging, and Polypharmacy

"Finding the proper balance between risk and benefit can sometimes be more art than science," writes David Fawcett Ph.D., LCSW.

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

The Reunion Project Seeks to Build an HIV Research Agenda for Long-Term Survivors

Since 2015, The Reunion Project (TRP) long-term survivors connect and talk about their common experiences. Several workshops at USCA 2018 facilitated by TRP offered long-term survivors a rare opportunity voice to their experiences and feelings.

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

This Week in HIV Research: Food, It Does a Body Good

How food insecurity feeds inflammation; racial disparities in HPV16 prevalence; how HIV meds affect pre-existing neurocognitive impairment; central nervous system inflammation in the setting of HIV treatment success.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

The Role of Aging in HIV-Related Hospitalizations and Complications

The first in a series of interviews with a mentor/mentee pair, David Riedel, M.D., and his mentee, Shruti Gujaran, discuss chronic non-HIV/AIDS-related diseases among older patients with HIV.

By Jeanine Barone

Alberta Clinic Explores Long-Term Survival Among HIV-Positive People

Researchers at a Canadian clinic have taken a different approach to their recent analysis of long-term survivors.

By Sean R. Hosein for HCV Advocate

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.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

One Doc's Advice for Caring for Elderly Patients With HIV

Kristine Erlandson, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine with the University of Colorado, discusses significant issues related to caring for elderly HIV-positive patients.

By Sony Salzman

Low Dietary Calcium Tied to Low BMD With HCV but Not HIV

Low dietary calcium might contribute to low bone mineral density (BMD) in men living with hepatitis C but not in those with HIV, according to a Veterans Administration analysis.

By Mark Mascolini