HIV Rates Increasing in 0ver-50s

HIV rates are climbing in the over-50s in the UK and across Europe, while the rate of new infections among younger people is dropping, according to new research which warns that the epidemic may be taking a new direction. The study, published in the Lancet HIV journal, from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in […]

People with HIV Age Faster

Having HIV — or getting treatment for it — speeds up the aging process by about five years, on average, scientists report in a new study. The findings, published in the journal Molecular Cell, fit with what doctors have seen in clinics: HIV-positive people tend to get hit earlier in life with age-related diseases, such as […]

Living with Other Medical Conditions Will Become the Norm for People Living with HIV

Due to effective HIV treatment, the life spans of people with HIV are ever longer. In the United Kingdom, the average age of people living with HIV has been rising for several years. Doctors and researchers are working out what this will mean for clinical care. There are many medical conditions which are commonly experienced in older age and which may occur […]

People with HIV in later life

A new report hails the extraordinary success of HIV services but highlights need to adapt to an ageing population. Estimates suggest that by 2015 half of all those with HIV in the UK will be over the age of 50 years. This presents enormous challenges not only to those with HIV as they grow older […]

Older Patients Need More Support

This was reported on the BBC website: The older generation of people with HIV need better support to keep them well, nurses say. With people living for longer with HIV thanks to advances in treatment, nurses have reported they are seeing more patients with the condition seek help for conditions associated with old age. RCN […]

Increased Risk of Cataracts

Improvements in HIV treatment and care mean that the outlook for most people with HIV in the UK is now excellent. However, there is accumulating evidence that HIV may be associated with an acceleration in the ageing process. Increased rates of many of the diseases of ageing have been seen in people living with HIV. […]