Building a Focus on Healthy Aging for Older Adults Living With HIV:
A Call to Action
Roundtable Report Released at ACTHIV
More than half of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States
are over the age of 50, according to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. It is estimated that by 2020, 70 percent of HIV patients will
be 50 or older. Advances in HIV treatment have turned what was once considered
a death sentence into a manageable chronic disease.
Now that people with HIV are living longer, they are experiencing the impact
of age-associated comorbidities and face a host of psychosocial concerns
that must be addressed. Given the unique needs of this population, there
is a need for increased focus and purposeful action to develop a plan that
will allow people with HIV and their health care providers to collectively
improve the way that older adults with HIV can expect to age.
This report stems from a discussion among national thought leaders in aging
and HIV, convened by Theratechnologies on March 2, 2016, focused on identifying
key themes and important next steps to advance actions to improve healthy
aging for people with HIV. Click here to read the full report.
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