Geriatric Syndromes are Common Among Older HIV-Infected Adults

“In this study population over age 50 50% of participants had frailty or pre-frailty ay higher frequencies than HIV-negatives…..49% had been exposed to zidovudine, stavudine or didanosine. Subjects had a median of 4 (IQR 3-6) co-morbidities” Pre-frailty and difficulty with IADLs were the most frequent syndromes, occurring i Reported by Jules Levin CROI 2014 March 3-6 Boston,Continue Reading

HIV-Infected Men at Increased Risk for Heart Disease, Large Study Finds…

NIH-Supported Research Also Identifies Predictors of Heart Disease Risk In This Group The buildup of soft plaque in arteries that nourish the heart is more common and extensive in HIV-infected men than HIV-uninfected men, independent of established cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to a new study by National Institutes of Health grantees. The findings suggestContinue Reading

Embracing Patient Centered Care: Optimal Care Management for Older Adult with HIV

HIV providers in the current era have to must contend with tremendous variability in the health of older persons with HIV/AIDS.  Many of us care for HIV-infected patients in their 70’s who are robust, have had an excellent response to antiretroviral therapy (ART), and are living active and fruitful lives.  For many of these patients,Continue Reading