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