Articles tagged with: Veterans Aging Cohort Study

Taking multiple Rx drugs raises risks for aging adults with and without HIV

published: February, 02, 2018 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Research, Health, International , Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Media, Guest Authors

From Yale News, Ziba Kashef reports on a Yale-led study examining the effects of polypharmacy on people living with or without HIV.

Taking multiple Rx drugs raises risks for aging adults with and without HIV

(© stock.adobe.com) Taking five or more prescription medications increases the risk of hospitalization and death in older adults infected with HIV and comparable adults without HIV. The findings of this Yale-led study highlight the potential risks of prescribing additional drugs to patients with multiple medical conditions. The research was published online in the journal AIDS. The use of multiple medications is known as polypharmacy, a common concern due to clearly established increased

Depression increases risk of heart attack for adults with HIV

published: September, 09, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, General Health, Mental Health, Research, Health, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From AIDSmap, Michael Carter reports on the Veterans Aging Cohort Study

Depression increases risk of heart attack for adults with HIV

Major depression is associated with an increased risk of heart attack for middle-aged HIV-positive people, investigators from the United States report in JAMA Cardiology. Overall, presence of a major depressive disorder (MDD) increased the risk of heart attack – acute myocardial infarction (AMI) – by almost a third. Use of antidepressants weakened the association between depression and heart attack risk, and there was no evidence that milder forms of depression – dysthymic disorders –