Category Archives: Older adults (>50 years)

How do geriatricians feel about managing older people living with HIV? A scoping review

2022

Purpose: The proportion of people living with HIV being older adults is increasing and due to high rates of multimorbidity and frailty within this group geriatricians are well placed to contribute...

Prevalence of frailty and prefrailty in people with human immunodeficiency virus aged 50 or older: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

Background: With effective antiretroviral therapy, there is an emerging population of adults aged 50 years or older with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Frailty is an increasingly recognized clinical state of vulnerability...

Comorbidities in women living with HIV: A systematic review

2021

Objectives: Effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) has improved the life expectancy of women living with HIV (WLWH). This population is now experiencing age-related comorbidities. This systematic review presents the current understanding of...

Mental health and well-being of older adults living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review

2021

Objective: In this systematic review, we aimed to summarise the empirical evidence on common mental disorders (CMDs), cognitive impairment, frailty and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among people living with HIV...

Barriers and opportunities for the mental health of LGBT older adults and older people living with HIV: A systematic literature review

2021

OBJECTIVE: LGBT older adults and older people living with HIV (PLWH) experience a disproportionate burden of behavioral health conditions compared to their heterosexual, cisgender, and HIV-negative peers. This study intends...

Physical activity and exercise for older people living with HIV: A scoping review

2021

INTRODUCTION: Improvements in physical, mental, and overall quality of life are well documented in younger HIV populations who exercise. Exercise guidelines exist for younger HIV populations, but none for older...

Frailty in people living with HIV: An update

2022

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The HIV population is ageing with rising rates of frailty though strategies of how best to manage it remain ill-defined. It also remains unclear what the prevalence...

Psychosocial needs and vulnerabilities of older gay and bisexual men

2021

Key take-home messages Health outcomes related to the intersectionality of aging and sexual minority status is an emerging area of research. It is important to consider the context of lived...

The HIV prevalence in older men who have sex with men in Western & Central Europe and North America — A meta-analysis

2021

The age of patients living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is increasing and the greatest proportion of aged HIV patients occurred in Western and Central Europe and North America (WCENA)....

Frailty: The current challenge for aging people with HIV

2021

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Older adults account for the majority of people with HIV (PWH) in high-income countries and have increasingly complex clinical profiles related to premature aging. Frailty is an...

The intersection of cognitive ability and HIV: A review of the state of the nursing science

2021

Neurocognitive problems have been endemic to the HIV epidemic since its beginning. Four decades later, these problems persist, but currently, they are attributed to HIV-induced inflammation, the long-term effects of...

Sex differences in HIV testing among older adults in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review

2021

BACKGROUND: Despite being sexually active and engaging in risky sexual behaviours similar to young adults, older adults (50 years or older) are less likely to receive HIV testing, and disaggregated...

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