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  Conference on Retroviruses
and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
February 22-25, 2016, Boston MA
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Factors Associated with Limitations in Daily Activity Among Older HIV+ Adults
  From Jules Levin, NATAP - .....impaired independent daily living activities MUCH higher in HIV+ and occurs at much earlier age vs HIV-neg....frailty & neurocognitive impairment precipitates onset...exercise improves problem....persons with lower education & on medicaid or medicare are particularly more prone to this problem....resources needed to support patients to preserve independence....providers and officials need to be responsive to this problem.... there is no discussion about this at the top levels among federal HIV officials & researchers..... this problem needs attention & implementation of appropriate services for these patients
Aging HIV+ adults may have a greater burden of geriatric syndromes, including diminished ability with independent activities of daily living (IADLs). .....Improved understanding of limitations in everyday activities such as medication management, cooking, and getting to/from appointments can give healthcare providers and systems the necessary information to: Understand the support needed to keep individuals living independently in the community; Incorporate interventions to prevent or delay future decline.

Reported by Jules Levin
CROI 2016 Feb 22-24 Boston
KM Erlandson1, K Wu2, SL Koletar3, R Kalayjian4, B Taiwo5, FJ Palella Jr5, K Tassiopoulos21University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA; 2Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; , 3Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA; MetroHealth, Cleveland, OH, USA; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.