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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Geriatric syndromes in people living with HIV associated with aging and increasing comorbidities: implications for neurocognitive complications of 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.

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HIV and Aging in Mainland China: Implications for Control and Prevention 

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.

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men – 23 Urban Areas, 2017

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.

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Systemic inflammation and the increased risk of inflamm-aging and age-associated diseases in people living with HIV on long-term suppressive antiretroviral therapy

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.

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Patient and provider perceptions of a comprehensive care program for HIV-positive adults over 50 years of age: The formation of the Golden Compass HIV and aging care program in San Francisco

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.

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Come as You Are: Improving Care Engagement and Viral Load Suppression Among HIV Care Coordination Clients with Lower Mental Health Functioning, Unstable Housing, and Hard Drug Use

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. 

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Short-term effectiveness of HIV care coordination among persons with recent HIV diagnosis or history of poor HIV outcomes

Researchers aimed to better understand how Care Coordination Programs (CCP) affect PLWH by having one group that was a part of a CCP and another that wasn’t. After 12-months individuals, viral loads before and after the study were compared. It was found that those in the CCP who had been recently diagnosed benefited the greatest from the program, so it is hypothesized that CCPs help with the initial hurdles of accessing and adhering to ART.

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