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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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.

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Primary Care Guidance for Persons With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: 2020 Update by the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

To optimize care engagement, medication adherence, and viral suppression, all people with HIV should be provided timely access to care, and HIV care sites should make the effort to provide care in a way that is linguistically and culturally appropriate. HIV care sites should implement programs that incorporate evidence-based programs to improve HIV care engagement and viral suppression.

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New York Guidance for Addressing the Needs of Older Patients in HIV Care

New York Department of Health AIDS Institute: Guidance for Addressing the Needs of Older Patients in HIV Care. The goals include: Raising clinicians’ awareness of the needs and concerns of patients with HIV who are 50 or older; Inform clinicians about an aging-related approach to older patients with HIV; Offering recommendations to help clinicians provide optimal care for this population; Provide resources about aging with HIV for healthcare providers and their patients; Suggest steps to guide medical settings in implementing geriatric care into HIV clinical practice.

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Research priorities for rehabilitation and aging with HIV: a framework from the Canada-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC)

People with HIV are living longer and can experience physical, mental, and social health challenges associated with aging and multimorbidity. Rehabilitation is well-positioned to address disability and maximize healthy aging. In this article, findings from CIHRRC’s aim to identify emerging research priorities in HIV, aging, and rehabilitation from the perspectives of people living with HIV, clinicians, researchers, representatives from community organizations, and policy stakeholders are reported.

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E-health: Patterns of use and perceived benefits and barriers among people living with HIV and their physicians, Part 1

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.

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Maintaining HIV care during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

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