Sexual Health in HIV and Aging

Consistent with the primary care guidelines, the health care team should screen older persons at each visit for high-risk behavior or evidence of sexually transmitted diseases, and then provide a tailored prevention message. A more general prevention message should be given at each visit to all patients. Developing a routine way to elicit the patient’sContinue Reading

Cognitive Aging with HIV within the Context of Positive and Negative Neuroplasticity

David E. Vance, PhD, MGS Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL Shameka C. Humphrey, MSN, RN PhD Student, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL Gwendolyn D. Jones, PhD Assistant Professor, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL Thanks to the effectiveness of combination Antiretroviral Therapy (cART), people areContinue Reading

Assessing Frailty and Functional Capacity

Overlapping geriatric syndromes such as “frailty”, “disability”, “multimorbidity”, and “polypharmacy” require adaptation for those aging with HIV infection to account for the ongoing role of HIV infection and its treatment in modifying the aging process. Several complementary approaches to the measurement of frailty have evolved within the geriatric literature and these have been variably applied amongContinue Reading