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.
A recent study finds that PLWH are more prone to faster epigenetic aging when compared to people without HIV—and that ART might partially reverse it.
A large study finds an increased risk for liver cancer in some HIV-positive people—and offers several interventions that could help reduce the risk.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
These studies presented at AIDS 2020 explore the benefits and challenges.
However, the findings need to be studied in larger, more diverse populations.
The biggest may be that more of an HIV-positive person’s equally long lifespan will be spent managing comorbidities, one large study found.
Doctors contemplate the role of housing in health care as people with HIV grow older, but are often poor.