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 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.
Even with an undetectable viral load, study participants who had been vaccinated as children lost smallpox immunity.
Taking more than five medications could be a problem. And many people with HIV are at risk of being on medication overload.