The national resource center for care coordination and pozitively aging with HIV
The National Resource Center from HealthHIV builds the capacity of HIV and primary care providers to coordinate care for people living and aging with HIV across a lifetime. This program enhances provider and patient knowledge related to the experiences of PWH over 50 and the comanagement of conditions associated with aging with HIV through data collection and medical education.
HealthHIV’s Third Annual State of Aging with HIV™ National Survey
This comprehensive national survey underscores the ongoing needs and experiences of people aging with HIV; many of whom are among the first generation of people diagnosed with HIV.
Thank you for your input on these important topics. The final report for the Third Annual State of Aging with HIV National Survey will be released shortly.
Latest Aging with HIV Resources
Read the transcript of our Twitter Chat on Aging with HIV at the hashtag #NHAADchat.
Infection with HIV can accelerate aging within the first two to three years of infection, study says
Living with HIV may have an immediate effect on how your body ages, according to new research which showed that cellular aging was sped up in male patients within two to three years of infection.
Fatigue is prevalent in people living with HIV and in older adults. Research has been associated with a wide range of psychosocial factors, including depression, anxiety, and poor quality of sleep, leading to overall poorer quality of life. Fatigue is also associated with comorbidities such as hypothyroidism, Hepatitis C, disease severity, and treatment status among PLWH. This study goes into detail about framing the relationship between fatigue, cognition, and everyday functioning in PLWH.
With ART and the extended lifespan of PLWH, HIV comorbidities also include aging—most likely due to accelerated aging—as well as cardiovascular, neurocognitive disorders, lung and kidney disease, and malignancies. The broad evidence suggests that HIV with ART is associated with accentuated aging and that the age-related comorbidities occur earlier, due in part to chronic immune activation, co-infections, and possibly the effects of ART alone.
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.
About the Pozitively Aging program
HealthHIV’s Pozitively Aging program improves access to services and care coordination for people with HIV (PWH) over 50 and health outcomes through enhancing care coordination/access, health literacy, and patient-provider communications. Pozitively Aging offers consumer facing education materials to strengthen self-management of care and health literacy for people aging with HIV.
HealthHIV’s National Resource Center for Care Coordination and Pozitively Aging with HIV
The National Resource Center from HealthHIV builds the capacity of HIV and primary care providers to coordinate care for people living and aging with HIV across a lifetime. This program enhances provider and patient knowledge related to the experiences of PWH over 50 and the comanagement of conditions associated with aging with HIV through data collection and medical education. Access the National Resource Center at AgingWithHIV.org.