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New Website Offers Resources on HIV and Aging

The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and ACRIA this week launched a new website, HIV-Age.org, that offers information and resources for clinicians who provide care for older patients with HIV.

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UNAIDS Releases Supplemental Report on HIV and Aging Worldwide

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UNAIDS this week published a special supplement to its recent UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic focused on aging of the population with HIV/AIDS. According to the report, more than 10% of people living HIV in low- and middle-income countries are age 50 or older. In some areas with early epidemics and earlier access to effective treatment, such as San Francisco, this percentage already exceeds 50%.

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IAS 2013: Conference Opens with Focus on Aging, Global Guidelines, Drug Users

The 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) kicked off Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Highlights of the first day included the release of new World Health Organization (WHO) antiretroviral therapy guidelines, a high-level panel on drug policy and public health, and a keynote address on HIV and aging.

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September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

This Wednesday, September 18, is the 6th observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD), an occasion to call attention to the epidemic's impact on older people, as well at the aging of people living with HIV in the U.S. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 30% of people living with HIV/AIDS are age 50 or older.

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IAS 2013: Management of Age-Related Conditions Is the Future of HIV Care

Other diseases are becoming far more important than AIDS for people with HIV who have consistent access and good response to antiretroviral treatment, and management of age-related comorbidities will become an increasingly important aspect of HIV medicine worldwide in the coming years, Steven Deeks argued in his keynote address yesterday at the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013).alt

 

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