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How Can We Manage Pain Better in Older Adults Living With HIV?

“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.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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For Older Americans With HIV, Holistic Health Concerns Often Outweigh the Virus Itself

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.

By Myles Helfand
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.

By Sony Salzman
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.

By Mark Mascolini
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.

By Myles Helfand
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.

By Simon Collins for HIV i-Base
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.

By Mark Mascolini
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....

By Olivia G. Ford
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.

By Olivia G. Ford
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.

By Mark Mascolini