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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Using registry data to construct a comparison group for programmatic effectiveness evaluation: the New York City HIV care coordination program

To gauge and improve the effectiveness of care coordination programs, researchers looked at CCP evaluations of individuals with HIV. Oftentimes just looking at pre and post-program evaluations do not consider external events in a CCP participant’s life, which has an impact on the effectiveness of the program. Researchers suggest keeping a registry of possible events in the patient’s life. This way, care coordinators can be continuous and mindful of the patient’s circumstances.

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Aging in HIV-Infected Subjects: A New Scenario and a New View

Researchers examine the age-related conditions in older persons with HIV and address clinical management according to the author’s expertise and published literature. The researchers aim to advance the debate about the most appropriate management of this population, including less well-studied aspects, such as the frequency of screening for psychological/mental and social and functional capabilities.

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Faces of Frailty in Aging with HIV Infection

The development of frailty is a risk factor for most aging adults however OPWH are at a greater risk of this development. Prevention efforts need to be made to help OPWH successfully age without disability or loss of independence. It also discusses how the needs for OPWH should be evaluated. 

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A tale of two countries: all-cause mortality among people living with HIV and receiving combination antiretroviral therapy in the UK and Canada

Canada and the United Kingdom have different provisions in health care services for those living with HIV. This study follows Canadians and UK citizens with HIV who started ART between 2000 and 2012. The researchers found that there was no significant difference in mortality rates between Canadians and UK citizens who got HIV through sexual transmission and were on ART.

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Medical, Social and Supportive Services for Older Adults with HIV

A very broad look at essential community-based supportive services to promote healthy aging of OPWH. It also discusses the potential barriers to those who are older suffering from HIV. This article also mentions that it would be most beneficial for physicians to address the whole individual including the environment and community that they live in as well as their medical information.

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Article: HIV and Aging

People who are living with HIV are living longer lives which may bring on new challenges in regards to the comorbidities that can occur in older people with HIV (OPWH). Early diagnoses of these comorbidities, geriatric care is essential to the continuation of life and quality of life for these patients.

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