Ensuring older adults have access to PrEP is a key step towards ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S. This webinar will present considerations around medical, counseling, and educational strategies to improve the uptake of PrEP among people aged 50 and older. It will highlight the benefits and opportunities of using PrEP in this population in efforts to decrease the rate of new HIV infections among people over 50. Presenters will focus on practical strategies for engaging older adults, such as culturally competent messaging and sexual history taking.
CROI Presentation: Considerations of frailty and functional outcomes for better integration and representation of aging patients in clinical trials.
CROI Presentation: Findings indicate that comorbid and social determinants of health are associated with brain ageing in people with HIV, alongside traditional HIV metrics such as viral load and CD4 cell count, suggesting the need for a broadened clinical perspective on healthy ageing with HIV, with additional focus on comorbidities, lifestyle changes, and social factors.
CROI Presentation: Dr Kuchel said: ’20 years Difference between HIV + vs HIV- in this chart’ – “These things are Happening A lot Earlier for PWH than they should be, by 20 years. I would expect 80 year olds to have this level of syndromes, but these PWH are still 60 yrs old or younger.”
HIV and ageism continue to be key public health challenges in the USA and globally. Older people living with HIV may experience intersectional stigma resulting from HIV and ageism. The current review summarizes the scientific literature and focuses on social isolation and lack of social support as key factors in experiencing HIV-related and aging-related stigma.
The shift of the HIV epidemic to increasingly involve older persons highlights several health care needs: (1) medical care systems with the capacity to provide clinical services for a large cohort of older persons with HIV, (2) active screening programs to detect HIV in older persons, and (3) implementation of strategies to prevent forward transmission of HIV from older persons.
The purpose of this reference guide is to identify commonly occurring health care and social needs of people aging with HIV and to highlight the screenings and assessments for these needs. This reference guide serves as a starting point for the health care team as it builds and expands its knowledge and practice of serving people aging with HIV.
A conversation with with Dr Katherine Promer, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, where she provides primary care to people with HIV about what clinicians need to know when working with and aging population of people living with HIV.
With its extensive experience providing services to meet the need of a growing, and increasingly diverse, population, ACL’s aging network plays an important role in the lives of older adults across the country. Armed with the array of programs funded by ACL to help older adults stay healthy, active and living in their communities, the network is helping support the healthy aging of people living with HIV.
One stop online resource center for ADAP resources information including better decision making for HIV related care, timely updates on HIV related medication, and assistance for advocates and medical staff.