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

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.

Italian and U.S. Researchers Look to the Future and Explore Aging-Related Issues Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Italian and U.S. Researchers Look to the Future and Explore Aging-Related Issues

By 2035, three-quarters of HIV-positive people in Italy and the U.S. will be over the age of 50. Researchers are calling for "multidisciplinary patient management" and geriatric medicine training for doctors who care for people living with HIV.

How to Help Long-Term HIV Survivors Embrace an Unanticipated Life Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

How to Help Long-Term HIV Survivors Embrace an Unanticipated Life

"As health care professionals, we can help long-term survivors embrace a life they never expected to live with a conscious awareness and acknowledgment of their life experience," writes David Fawcett Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Frailty, Nerve Injury and Falls in Middle-Aged and Older HIV-Positive People Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Frailty, Nerve Injury and Falls in Middle-Aged and Older HIV-Positive People

In a study of more than 900 middle-aged and older HIV-positive people, researchers found nearly 40% of participants were becoming physically weaker and were labelled as "pre-frail."

HIV Treatment Helps Neurocognitive Scores, but Impairment Increases With Age, Study Finds Img
Neurocognitive

HIV Treatment Helps Neurocognitive Scores, but Impairment Increases With Age, Study Finds

U.S. researchers found neurocognitive improvements over time among HIV-positive people on suppressive therapy, but also an overall risk of neurocognitive impairment that rose almost 20% every 10 years.

Impact of HIV, Age and Comorbidity on Depression and Quality of Life Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Impact of HIV, Age and Comorbidity on Depression and Quality of Life

Having HIV independently raised chances of depression and worse health-related quality of life, according to a new study.

Inflammation Associated With Pre-Treatment Viral Load in People With HIV Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Inflammation Associated With Pre-Treatment Viral Load in People With HIV

A new study published in PLOS Pathogens reveals that a person's viral load prior to starting antiretroviral therapy directly determines his or her level of inflammation later in life.

New Cancer Rates Climbing With Age in HIV Patients, but Age Impact Differs by Cancer Type Img
Cancer

New Cancer Rates Climbing With Age in HIV Patients, but Age Impact Differs by Cancer Type

Overall incidence of cancers not related to infection is forecast to rise, partly because of high rates of smoking and lung cancer in people with HIV.

Grip Strength -- a Health Indicator -- Falls Faster in Older Men With HIV Than Without HIV Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Grip Strength -- a Health Indicator -- Falls Faster in Older Men With HIV Than Without HIV

Grip strength fell faster after age 50 in men with HIV than in a similar group of HIV-negative men, according to a 7-year analysis in the U.S.

HIV Patients 65 Years or Older Face Higher Rates of Serious Non-HIV Illnesses Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

HIV Patients 65 Years or Older Face Higher Rates of Serious Non-HIV Illnesses

HIV-positive people 65 years old or older have higher rates of common non-AIDS diseases like heart disease and diabetes than HIV-negative people that age.