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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164383
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Aging with HIV
Author(s):
Frain, Judy
Author Details:
Judy Frain, MSN, RN, Washington University/U of MO, email: jafrain@yahoo.com
Abstract:
In the United States as of 2007 adults aged 50 years of age and older made up 17% of newly diagnosed persons with HIV/AIDS. This is an increase of 2% from just the previous year, and reflects an ongoing trend of increasing infection rates in this population here in the United States. Overall, approximately 29% of persons living with AIDS are aged 50 and older. This is a dramatic increase from just five years ago, when 17% of those living with AIDS were aged 50 and older.
Many medical conditions associated with aging are exacerbated by HIV/AIDS. These include cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and dementia. Mental health issues are prominent in older persons living with HIV/AIDS. The rates of depression are higher in this demographic, yet depression remains under diagnosed and under treated for this population. Stigma, isolation and poor overall health all contribute to depression, and need to be addressed on an ongoing basis. Finding strategies to make disclosure of HIV status easier for older adults may be an important component of decreasing isolation and depression, thereby increasing medication adherence, and improving health. Current research is examining if and how HIV accelerates the aging process. An overview of this research provides insight into future research paths.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Gerontological Nursing Association 25th Annual Convention
Conference Host:
National Gerontological Nursing Association
Conference Location:
Palm Springs, California, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAging with HIVen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFrain, Judyen_US
dc.author.detailsJudy Frain, MSN, RN, Washington University/U of MO, email: jafrain@yahoo.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164383-
dc.description.abstractIn the United States as of 2007 adults aged 50 years of age and older made up 17% of newly diagnosed persons with HIV/AIDS. This is an increase of 2% from just the previous year, and reflects an ongoing trend of increasing infection rates in this population here in the United States. Overall, approximately 29% of persons living with AIDS are aged 50 and older. This is a dramatic increase from just five years ago, when 17% of those living with AIDS were aged 50 and older.<br/>Many medical conditions associated with aging are exacerbated by HIV/AIDS. These include cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and dementia. Mental health issues are prominent in older persons living with HIV/AIDS. The rates of depression are higher in this demographic, yet depression remains under diagnosed and under treated for this population. Stigma, isolation and poor overall health all contribute to depression, and need to be addressed on an ongoing basis. Finding strategies to make disclosure of HIV status easier for older adults may be an important component of decreasing isolation and depression, thereby increasing medication adherence, and improving health. Current research is examining if and how HIV accelerates the aging process. An overview of this research provides insight into future research paths.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:52:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:52:15Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameNational Gerontological Nursing Association 25th Annual Conventionen_US
dc.conference.hostNational Gerontological Nursing Associationen_US
dc.conference.locationPalm Springs, California, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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