Resources for Aging with HIV
This resource center connects you with the latest in research, training, and more to help better coordinate and optimize care for people aging with HIV. You can filter the resources below by title, date, or topic/category, such as care coordination, health equity, and mental health.
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More than half of PLWH surveyed had already searched for health information on the Internet, and one in two had changed their behavior based on the online search. PLWH did not see the Internet as an alternative to physicians but they wanted their physicians to guide them on how to find quality health information to better self-manage their condition.
Weak healthcare systems have been exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and challenges have arisen in regard to maintaining HIV care continuum during the COVID-19 pandemic. Particular efforts must focus on ensuring this care to avoid disruption of routine HIV services.
The study aimed to determine the relationship between oral and gut microbiome diversity and chronic systemic inflammation in ART-treated PLWH with prevalent severe periodontitis, an inflammatory condition commonly associated with HIV infection.
Many aging people with HIV experience health effects similar to people who are 5-10 years older than them. This includes cognitive decline, something that is highly prevalent in older generations. Researchers look at the relationship between living with HIV and cognitive impairment. This article also addresses body composition changes in people with HIV and the clinical complications.
The last 15 years have witnessed a dramatic change in HIV-related epidemiology amidst improvements in treatment and care in China. With proper treatment, HIV is now considered a chronic disease. As a consequence, many people living with HIV (PLWH) now present age-related comorbidities. Thirteen topical issues were reviewed concerning the epidemiology of aging with HIV in mainland China.
A lower percentage of black and Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) than white MSM had discussed PrEP with a health care provider or had used PrEP within the past year. Healthcare provider training regarding cultural competencies may be beneficial when interacting with patients who are of these communities to ensure everyone gets equitable healthcare.
This study evaluates the levels of systemic inflammation to better understand the risk of age-associated diseases in PLHIV on long-term suppressive ART using a large number of biomarkers of inflammation and immune activation. This study found that there is still a large amount of inflammation in those who are on ART as in those who were untreated.
Co-morbidities and multi-morbidities are extremely prevalent in people living with HIV. More than 50% of PLHW were multi-morbid and about 30% had three or more comorbidities. Those living with HIV are much more at risk of dying or living with more than one disease.
The study looked at 16S rDNA-based pyrosequencing to compare the salivary microbiome in three groups: (1) Chronically HIV-infected women >50 years of age (aging); (2) HIV-infected women <35 years of age (young adult); and (3) HIV-uninfected age-matched women.
People living with HIV (PLWH) are living longer, developing comorbidities and aging-related syndromes. New care models are needed to address the combined burden and complexity of HIV and its comorbidities in this group. The goal of this study is to describe qualitative data from patients and providers that informed the development of a comprehensive care model for older PLWH.
The findings of this study suggest that there is a connection between support to address psychosocial barriers and greater improvement on indicators along the HIV continuum. The findings also aid as evidence to the role of Care Coordination in increasing health and survival opportunities among those who are at the highest risk for suboptimal HIV health outcomes.
Social deprivation is a comorbidity that many older people living with HIV face. The study analyzed the relationship between people living with HIV and social deprivation. Social deprivation was not related to HIV status but showed that OPWH that suffered from social deprivation received little support from social workers.