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  Glasgow HIV
28 - 31 October 2018
Glasgow, UK
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Long-term survivors in a cohort of HIV+ patients diagnosed between 1985 and 1992: predictive factors associated with more than 25 years of survival
  Reported by Jules Levin
Glasgow Oct 28-31 2018
Clearly early ART & adherence are keys to long term survival. But aging with HIV in current landscape is very unpleasant and associated with mental & physical disability for many over 65 and for many between 50-65. Numerous aging HIV+ over 65 are very incapacitated so quality of life is horrible along with serious worsening cognitive impairment. We need MUCH BETTER FOCUSED research to understand why HIV causes this & to try to find an intervention. In the meantime support services for these peole are CRUCIAL yet no one is discussing this. Advocates in the USA ignore the issue and public officials in HIV ignore this issue. As depicted in this SF Survey among Aging HIV+ despite a large well developed healthcare system for HIV in SF many older aging HIV+ are suffering unacceptably & in need of better services & support. Jules
SF Aging Survey: Lack of Service; older aging-loneliness-depression, feeling abandoned - (10/22/18)
L. Anile, A. Marino, M. Gussio, M. E. Locatelli, A. Pampaloni, L. Vinci, D. Scuderi, B. Busą#, R. Bruno, F. Palermo, B. Cacopardo. B.M. Celesia
Unit of Infectious Diseases University of Catania and # Unit of Hospital Pharmacy, ARNAS Garibaldi, Catania, Italy