HIV/AIDS and older adults
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Published by Springer Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English


  • AIDS (Disease) in old age,
  • AIDS (Disease) in old age -- Social aspects,
  • Older people -- Health and hygiene,
  • HIV-positive persons,
  • AIDS (Disease) -- Age factors,
  • HIV infections -- Social aspects

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index

StatementCharles A. Emlet, editor
ContributionsEmlet, Charles A
LC ClassificationsRA643.83 .H573 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 199 p. ;
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18154092M
ISBN 100826144950
LC Control Number2004000044

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An overview of treatment, prevention and support for elders with HIV/AIDS. (Charles A. Emlet. HIV/AIDS and Older Adults: Challenges for Individuals, Families and Communities. New York City: Springer Publishing. ). In this work, clinicians who work with older HIV/AIDS patients discuss a number of issues rarely addressed in technical or popular literature. Among them are the scope of the epidemic, health-care needs, pathophysiology, psychosocial issues, creating a support group, older gay men and others. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. This book consists of a number of recent papers covering the topic of HIV/AIDS and its impact on persons 50 years of age and older. The variety of topics covered in this volume gives credence to the diversity of issues associated with older adults in relation to HIV disease.

The mental health and HIV/AIDS literature, some studies of older adults, the West-central Florida Older Adult project findings, treatment issues, and suicide factors are reviewed. Considering the tremendous number of stressors that people living with HIV (PLWHIV) must deal with and the high prevalence of mood disorders, suicide is a reasonable. Older adults living with HIV/AIDS require a complex array of services. Such needs can be addressed both by the service network developed for HIV as well as the network developed for older persons. Among people aged 55 and older who received an HIV diagnosis in , 50% had HIV for years before they were diagnosed—the longest diagnosis delay for any age group. Stigma is common among adults with HIV and negatively affects people’s quality of life, self-image, and behaviors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in , nearly half of the people in the United States living with diagnosed HIV were aged 50 and older.; Many HIV risk factors are the same for people of any age, but older people are less likely to get tested for HIV. Treatment with HIV medicines (called antiretroviral therapy or ART) is recommended for everyone with HIV.

  HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program serves older adults and offers resources to inform service delivery that reaches this growing population.   Anyone -- including older adults -- can get HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one-quarter of all Americans living with HIV in were 55 years of age and older. Early treatment may be particularly important in older adults in part because of decreased immune recovery and increased risk of serious non-AIDS events in this population. 47,48 In a modeling study based on data from an observational cohort, the beneficial effects of early ART were projected to be greatest in the oldest age group (people aged. Aging and HIV Information and resources from The Body about living with HIV over the age of American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Health and Wellness articles for people age 50 and over. HIV and Older Americans Facts, infographics, and other resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Aging with HIV From