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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


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Here's How We Better Protect Older LGBTQ Adults in Home Health Care Settings

Alisa Grigorovich, Ph.D., explains how her research and educational film can help home health care providers avoid discriminating against or stigmatizing older LGBTQ adults.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Is Measuring Biological Age in People With HIV Clinically Useful?

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.

By Michael Broder
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Trends in Liver Cancer Among HIV-Positive People in North America

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.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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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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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

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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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