From surviving to thriving: The current status of the behavioral, social, and psychological issues of aging with HIV


PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite significant advances in knowledge regarding the biological and clinical issues related to aging with HIV, significantly less research has centered on related psychological, behavioral, and social issues, which are increasingly recognized as important for successfully aging with HIV. RECENT FINDINGS: Barriers to successful aging include physical challenges from a sociobehavioral perspective, psychosocial challenges, and system-level challenges. In contrast, several resiliencies and interventions that help facilitate healthy aging with HIV are also emerging. Comprehensive interventions to address the physical, mental, and psychosocial needs of older people living with HIV (OPLWH) are necessary. CONCLUSION: To promote healthy aging with HIV, we must utilize both clinical and biopsychosocial interventions. The lack of data on the needs of OPLWH is an important barrier to healthy aging in this population.


Ruiz EL, Greene KY, Galea JT, Brown B




  • Epidemiology and Determinants of Health
    • Determinants of Health
  • Determinants of Health
    • Social support
    • Stigma/discrimination
  • Population(s)
    • Older adults (>50 years)
    • General HIV+ population


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