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Research

Elevated Dementia Risk Persists Among Older People Living With HIV

Even among people on modern HIV treatment, just over a quarter of PLWH are diagnosed with dementia by age 80, compared to just under 14% of HIV-negative people, according to a new U.S. study.

By Larry Buhl

Featured

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News

A Smell Test May Help Disentangle Alzheimer’s From HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder

A study suggests olfactory function may be a useful tool in distinguishing between HAND and a precursor for Alzheimer’s disease in older people living with HIV.

By Michael Broder
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News

Older Adults Living With HIV Often Have Delayed Entry Into Care

A new study shows that almost two-thirds of older adults who were diagnosed with HIV at a Connecticut clinic were already at an advanced stage of disease progression.

By Michael Broder
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Interviews

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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Conference Coverage

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
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Conference Coverage

As Two-Drug HIV Treatment Rises, Long-Term Inflammation Becomes a Potential Concern

These studies presented at AIDS 2020 explore the benefits and challenges.

By Myles Helfand
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News

Study Finds Higher Risk of Recurring Blood Clots Among Some People Living With HIV

However, the findings need to be studied in larger, more diverse populations.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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News Analysis

HIV Life Expectancy in U.S. Now Matches General Population—With Some Big “Buts”

The biggest may be that more of an HIV-positive person’s equally long lifespan will be spent managing comorbidities, one large study found.

By Myles Helfand
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Features

Housing Is Important for Seniors, People Living With HIV, and Everyone Else

Doctors contemplate the role of housing in health care as people with HIV grow older, but are often poor.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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News

Despite ART, Immune System Ages Faster Among People Living With HIV, Study Finds

Even with an undetectable viral load, study participants who had been vaccinated as children lost smallpox immunity.

By Sony Salzman
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Conference Coverage

Patients With HIV Should Think About How Many Pills They Take a Day

Taking more than five medications could be a problem. And many people with HIV are at risk of being on medication overload.

By Mathew Rodriguez