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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

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

As Women of Color Age, What Are Their HIV and Mental Health Needs?

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.

By Candace Y.A. Montague

Older African-American Women With HIV Find Diabetes, Hypertension and Other Comorbidities More Difficult to Manage

"This difficulty was not attributed to aging but to daily struggles such as lack of income and/or health insurance, an inflexible work schedule, and loneliness."

By Katherine Moriarty

Bone Disease and Older HIV-Positive Women

Still poorly understood in the medical community, bone disease in older HIV-positive women was the topic at hand in a talk from Dr. Savannah Cardew at the 4th International Workshop on Women & HIV.

By Polly Clayden for HIV i-Base

Women With HIV Have More Severe Menopause Symptoms

HIV-positive women have more severe hot flashes than HIV-negative women, causing a larger disruption to their daily lives, Boston researchers have found.

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Increased Hot Flash Severity and Burden Among Perimenopausal HIV-Infected Women

Sara Looby, Ph.D., summarizes a recent study that found greater severity of hot flashes among HIV-positive women going through menopause compared to an HIV-negative control group.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

Gender Issues and Sexual Dysfunction: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

This is part of a series of articles summarizing presentations from the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging, which took place in Baltimore, Md., from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2010. Jump to the table of contents to see the other articles in this series...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

New York Times Profiles Support Group for HIV-Positive Women Over Age 50

The New York Times on Sunday profiled the Divas, a support group for black and Hispanic HIV-positive women over age 50 in Harlem, N.Y. The Divas is organized through Iris House, an HIV/AIDS service center that opened 15 years ago in Harlem.


By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women, HIV and Aging: An Overview of Heart and Bone Risks

Several of the physical symptoms and illnesses related to HIV disease and its treatment -- such as fatigue, weight changes, memory loss, depression, and atherosclerosis -- mimic typical age-related health problems. It is estimated that at least 10% o...

By Sharon Lee, M.D. for San Francisco AIDS Foundation