“Telling them now that ‘the government is saying I need to decrease your opioids. ... Sorry you’re going to suffer,’ was just not satisfying to me as a physician,” says Maile Young Karris, M.D.
A Chicago survey of people over 60 finds high self-reported viral suppression rates—but also clear signs that people need help navigating a range of other physical and mental health concerns.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers at CROI 2017 reported no evidence of accelerating brain aging in HIV-positive people in ART, based on highly sensitive brain imaging scans and cognitive testing over two years.
Switching from tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) to tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) improved kidney and bone markers in a study focused on people 50 years old or older.
Beyond Cervical Cancer: Patterns and Treatment of Gynecologic Malignancies Among Women Living With HIV
With HIV-positive women living longer, cancer epidemiologist Anne F. Rositch, Ph.D., looked at contemporary trends, patterns of disease, adherence to national care guidelines and barriers to treatment of non-HPV-associated gynecologic malignancies....
Studies suggest that people who are HIV-positive are less likely to receive cancer treatment than those who are HIV-negative. Anne Rositch, Ph.D., discusses why this "HIV effect" might exist.
Among eight serious non-AIDS comorbidities studied in a large Spanish HIV cohort, five developed more frequently in people 50 and older, including non-AIDS cancer and cardiovascular, kidney, bone and metabolic disease.