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

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.

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

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.

Leah H. Rubin, Ph.D.

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.

No Evidence of Accelerated Brain Aging in HIV-Positive People on Effective ART Img

No Evidence of Accelerated Brain Aging in HIV-Positive People on Effective ART

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.

Kidney and Bone Markers Improve After TDF-to-TAF Switch in People 50 or Older Img

Kidney and Bone Markers Improve After TDF-to-TAF Switch in People 50 or Older

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 Img

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....

Taking a Closer Look at Cancer Treatment Rates Among Elderly Adults Living With HIV Img

Taking a Closer Look at Cancer Treatment Rates Among Elderly Adults Living With HIV

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.

Higher Rates of Five Major Non-AIDS Comorbidities After Age 50 Img

Higher Rates of Five Major Non-AIDS Comorbidities After Age 50

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.

Earlier Start of Antiretroviral Therapy Impacts Aging With HIV (Video) Img

Earlier Start of Antiretroviral Therapy Impacts Aging With HIV (Video)

On behalf of IFARA, executive producer Fred Schaich spoke with Seema Desai, Ph.D., Peter Hunt, M.D., and Alan Landay, Ph.D., about managing HIV in those over 50 years old.

Emerging Issues in Older HIV-Positive People Img

Emerging Issues in Older HIV-Positive People

Researchers comparing health-related information from more than 13,000 HIV-positive people found that some older people had a statistically significant increase in many age-related complications, in some cases, multiple complications.