Tag: hiv and aging

The widespread availability of potent anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART) in Canada and other high-income countries has had a tremendous impact on the health of HIV-positive people. Many ART users have had an increase in their life expectancy. The power of ART is so profound that researchers increasingly expect that a young adult who becomes… Read more »

In Canada and other high-income countries, thanks to potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART) more HIV-positive people are living longer. The power of ART is so profound that researchers estimate that a young adult who is infected today, diagnosed shortly thereafter and soon begins ART should have a near-normal lifespan. This optimistic forecast depends… Read more »

This report summarizes the results of a national survey of programs and services which address the needs of older people living with HIV in Canada. It is accompanied by a companion document which provides brief descriptions of each of the 21 unique HIV and aging-related programs and services identified by the scan. To access the… Read more »

Understanding the Effects of HIV on Cognitive and Mental Functioning The “Positive Brain Health Now” research team of McGill University has developed a short questionnaire to better understand the effects of HIV on cognitive and mental functioning. It only takes 5-10 minutes to complete. For more information, contact the Positive Brain Health Now research team… Read more »

In the past decade reports have suggested that some HIV-positive people are at heightened risk for aging-related issues including the following: heart attack stroke some cancers severe organ injury and dysfunction fractures This has led some researchers to theorize that perhaps HIV infection is associated with accelerated aging. A team of researchers in Denmark has… Read more »

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 1 PM EST Health Characteristics and Challenges of People Aging with HIV: Findings from an analysis of data from care settings in Canada While effective antiretroviral therapies have changed HIV from a life-threatening illness to a manageable, if serious, chronic infection, relatively little is known about the health issues of those… Read more »

Webinar – Launch of new report: HIV & Aging

Join us for a webinar to launch a new and exciting community report: HIV & Aging:  A 2013 Environmental Scan of Programs and Services in Canada Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 2-3pm EDT The report outlines the results of a national survey of programs and services which address the needs of older people living with HIV… Read more »

CATIE News – Age-related macular degeneration in HIV

Researchers at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and elsewhere in the U.S. have been monitoring the eyes of people who have survived AIDS. They found that out of 1,825 participants, 10% had intermediate-stage AMD. Compared to HIV-negative people, the rate of AMD among these long-term survivors of AIDS was four-fold greater. The findings… Read more »

Thanks to the many benefits of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) more HIV-positive people in Canada and similar countries are living longer. The power of ART is so profound that researchers increasingly expect that some HIV-positive people will have near-normal life spans. As people with HIV enter their later years, changes… Read more »

The Canadian AIDS Society, with the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation, and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, invites people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS to be part of a national conversation on Aging and HIV.  Please follow the link for more information. http://www.cdnaids.ca/home.nsf/pages/agingandhiv

HIV and Aging Survey for Community-Based Organizations

HAS YOUR ORGANIZATION COMPLETED THE “HIV & AGING” SURVEY? Your organization is invited to take part in a national SURVEY about programming and services for people over age 50 living with HIV/AIDS in Canada.  View the recruitment flyer here. Surveying clinics, community health centres, community-based and AIDS Service Organizations across Canada, will provide useful information… Read more »

HIV and Aging: An Environmental Scan of Programs and Services in Canada Please join the PROJECT TEAM! Click here to download this announcement. The Project Team will be composed of: • Universities without Walls Fellow Charles Furlotte • People living, and aging with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) • Mentors, Le-Ann Dolan and Glenn Betteridge (CWGHR) • National… Read more »