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EU Patient Experience and Views on Antiretroviral Treatment:
Findings From the Positive Perspectives Study

 
 
     

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BUT in this initial poster at IAS among HIV+ over 50 age - 63% had 3+ comorbidities compared to 15% among those aged 18-34 -  average number of comorbidities was 5.4 vs 3.8 for those under 35 age, and in addition to these 3 - depression, anxiety, & hepatitis also very common were sleep disorder (32%), high cholesterol (36%), high blood pressure (36%), drug addiction (15%), diabetes (15%), cancer (12%), heart disease (14%), osteoporosis (13%), of note osteoarthritis (12%), GI disease (20%. 
 
from Jules: this study reports - stigma prevails: high self-stigma, depression & poor mental health/anxiety, little support
 
IAS: Experience of Living With HIV: Diagnosis and Disclosure - Findings From the Positive Perspectives Study - self-stigma is high, 63% of older HIV+ have 3+ Comorbidities - (08/02/17) 

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EACS POSTER......
 
Reported by Jules Levin
 
EACS - 16th European AIDS Conference; October 25-27, 2017; Milan, Italy S Marcotullio,1B Spire,2D Garcia,3M Krehl,3M Muchenje,4A Namiba,5K Parkinson,6B Young,7B Allan,8Y Punekar,9A deRuiter,9F Barthel,10J Koteff,11A Ustianowski,12A Murungi9 1Nadir Onlus, Rome, Italy; 2French National Institute for Medical Research (INSERM), Paris, France; 3European AIDS Treatment Group, Spain; 4Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada; 5Salamander Trust, London, UK; 6Beacon Project, St Louis, MO, USA; 7International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, Washington, DC; 8Living Positive, Victoria, Australia; 9ViiV Healthcare, Brentford, UK; 10GlaxoSmithKline, London, UK; 11ViiV Healthcare, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA; 12Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK

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