Articles tagged with: Aging with HIV

Bone health in HIV: long-term health is important to discuss.

published: December, 05, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Aging, Social Media, General Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Media

Dr. Gordon Arbess: "... as people age with HIV we now face other health risks that often mirror aging in uninfected people."

Bone health in HIV: long-term health is important to discuss.

Dr. Gordon Arbess is a staff physician with the Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team in Toronto. He specializes in HIV Primary Care. ***** As a physician in the treatment and care of HIV, I see people living and thriving with HIV. Today, with early diagnosis and effective treatments, a 20-year old HIV-positive person can expect to live into his/her early 70s. In fact, the majority of people with HIV are now over the age of 50, and within

The growing invisible majority and what do people aging with HIV really need?

published: April, 24, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Aging, Features and Interviews, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to Realize’s Kate Murzin about our collective response to HIV and aging – what’s working, what’s not and why that’s important to know

The growing invisible majority and what do people aging with HIV really need?

Bob Leahy: Tell me about your job, Kate.  Kate Murzin: I’m the Health Programs Specialist at Realize,, formerly the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation, or CWGHR. My role here is focused entirely on HIV and older adults –on prevention and what makes people vulnerable to HIV who are 50 and older, but also on the lives of people who are living with HIV and aging with HIV who are older than 50. Kate, there is actually a lot of discourse about HIV and aging but I have to admit

Webinar - HIV and aging: Empowerment and resilience

published: September, 09, 2013 Categories // Community Events, Events, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s September Community Health Forum focuses on “HIV and aging — Empowerment and resilience”. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar.

Webinar - HIV and aging: Empowerment and resilience

The first workshop in the 2013-2014 series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) is on a topic requested by many people: HIV and aging — Empowerment and resilience. It will focus on Aging that is medically mindful and healthy Support from within: The changing family structure Making social and mental health choices you can live with  The guest speakers are:  Gordon A. Arbess, MD, CPCFP, Department of Fami

Reasons To Be Cheerful: Why Don’t You Get Back Into Bed!

published: December, 05, 2012 Categories // Aging, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Dave R writes: increasing numbers of people living with HIV are being confronted with aging, weakened health, living alone and still having to deal with society, seriously depressing unless you can find the positives and glimmers of humour in the gloom.

Reasons To Be Cheerful: Why Don’t You Get Back Into Bed!

I decided yet again, it was about time I ‘looked at life from both sides now’ and stopped moaning and bitching about my lost youth. That feeling lasted for the two hours between waking up with the nerve pain, to taking the tablets to dampen it down. In between, I had to take my HIV pills, eat something to cushion the chemical blow and take my daily vitamins. I rattle like a tin of dried peas before lunchtime but it’s preferable to staggering everything over the whole day when I have to s