Addressing Health Disparities in HIV: Introduction to the Special Issue, JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: December 15, 2021
This article is about how racial and ethnic minorities specifically in California are impacted by HIV/AIDS. It discusses how they tailored their programs to target low-income populations. This particular study was done to prevent further HIV infections in at-risk populations.
Barriers and opportunities for the mental health of LGBT older adults and older people living with HIV: A systematic literature review
The study was conducted to review current literature regarding accessing mental health care among LGBT older adults and older PLWH. The results displayed a lack of provider competency in caring for LGBT patients, lower rates of insurance coverage, greater mental health burden, social and structural determinants of health, policy solutions, and technology and health literacy.
The study evaluates the association between methamphetamine use and cardiac disease among PWH.
This study examined clinic leadership and provider perceptions of factors associated with statin prescribing for persons with HIV receiving care in eight community health clinics across Los Angeles, California.
Unique Gut Microbiome in HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Suggests Association with Chronic Inflammation
The article investigated compositional changes in the gut microbiome and its role in chronic inflammation in patients infected with HIV.
Articles suggest that nurses specializing in HIV care are an effective approach to a new era of life-long HIV care. Community nurses whose role is to create and conduct CCPs in a small clinic would enable nurses to work directly with patients to increase the effectiveness of the CCP. Something that would likely not be possible in a large commercial clinical setting.
Senescence is a hallmark of aging-related diseases that is characterized by stable cell cycle arrest and chronic inflammation. Chronic HIV-1 infection predisposes patients to aging-related illnesses and is similarly marked by a senescence-like phenotype. A better understanding of the role of HIV-1 in aging will inform the development of therapeutics aimed at eliminating senescent cells that drive accelerated physiologic aging.
Long-Term Suppressive cART Is Not Sufficient to Restore Intestinal Permeability and Gut Microbiota Compositional Changes
The study explores the long-term effects of cART on markers of gut damage, microbial translocation, and paired gut/blood microbiota composition, with a focus on the role exerted by different drug classes.
Altered gut microbiota correlates with different immune responses to HAART in HIV-infected individuals
Gut microbiota and immune activation were studied in 36 non-HIV-infected subjects and 58 HIV-infected individuals, including 28 immunological responders and 30 immunological non-responders without comorbidities.
The Current State of HIV and Aging: Findings Presented at the 10th International Workshop on HIV and Aging
This article summarizes plenary talks from the 10th Annual International Workshop on HIV and Aging, which took place in New York City on October 10 and 11, 2019. Presentation topics included the following: the burdens of HIV-associated comorbidities, aging phenotypes, community engagement, and loneliness; these issues are especially important for older PWH, considering the COVID-19 pandemic.