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IAPAC Releases Guidelines for Improving Entry into and Retention in Care

Earlier this month the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) released new guidelines for improving entry into and retention in care for people with HIV, as well as optimizing adherence to antiretroviral therapy. The recommendations were published in the March 5, 2012, advance online edition of Annals of Internal Medicine to coincide with the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2012) in Seattle.alt

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UPCOMING 1/25/12: Administration on Aging 'Graying of HIV/AIDS' Webinar

The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) will host a free webinar entitled “The Graying of HIV/AIDS: Community Resources for the Aging Services Network” on Wednesday, January 25, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.alt

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HIV and Aging Experts Release Guidelines for Managing Older People with HIV

As people with HIV live longer thanks to effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), managing conditions associated with aging has become a major aspect of HIV medicine.

In advance of World AIDS Day (December 1), the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) announced the release of a collaborative report offering "best practice" guidelines -- the first ever -- for managing co-existing conditions in older (age 50 and above) HIV positive patients. alt

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Premature Aging and Age-Related Conditions in People with HIV

Older HIV positive people were more likely to have multiple health problems at an earlier age, matching those of HIV negative individuals 10 years older, according to an Italian study described in the December 2011 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. A Swiss study in the same issue found that non-AIDS-related conditions including cardiovascular disease, cancer, bone loss, and diabetes are a growing concern as people with HIV survive to older ages due to effective antiretroviral treatment.alt

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Sunday September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

This Sunday marks the 4th observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD), intended to call attention to the epidemic's impact on an aging population.alt

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