Older Adults (Ages 50+)

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Ketogenic Diet May Hold Promise for Older People With HIV

New scientific evidence suggests that the celebrity-backed diet may have significant cognitive benefits for older people living with HIV.

By Sony Salzman

This Week in HIV Research: How Should We Measure Success?

The case for a new measurement of HIV treatment success; PrEP and HIV incidence in Australia; benefits of moderate exercise among older people with HIV; CD4 recovery rates after long-term viral suppression.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

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.

By Sony Salzman

Survival After Age 50 With HIV Doubles in Nationwide Denmark Study

Among HIV-positive people in Denmark, estimated survival from age 50 almost doubled from 11.8 years in 1996-1999 to 22.8 years in 2006-2014. But HIV-positive people still had shorter estimated survival than people the same age and gender in the gene...

By The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy

Challenges in Achieving a Longer Life

Researchers found that certain factors played an important role in reducing survival among HIV-positive people, including co-infection with hepatitis-causing viruses, excessive intake of alcohol, substance use and tobacco smoking.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Life Expectancy Rising in HIV Group Over 50, But Still Lags General Population

Life expectancy of HIV-positive people over age 50 rose by more than 10 years from 1996-1999 to 2006-2014, according to results of a nationwide study in Denmark.

By Mark Mascolini

Exercise Can Improve Mental Health for People Living With HIV

What's the link between bodily health and mental health? For those living with HIV, improving the body can have excellent benefits for the mind.

By Warren Tong

Issues That Divide Expert Opinion: When to Start, HIV and Aging and the Impact of HIV on Life Expectancy

Living with HIV is never a simple issue. As the population of HIV-positive people gets older, scientists are increasingly examining age as another factor in treating those living with HIV -- and finding that many issues are still up for debate

By Simon Collins for HIV i-Base

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