Smoking could both shorten your life and have a significant impact on your quality of life. These effects seem particularly more severe for individuals living with HIV.
What Are the Top HIV and Aging Issues?
What's being done to support people aging with HIV? What needs to be done better? We looked to the experiences and writings of people with HIV and those in the field to learn more.
- Yes, SSA Disability Just Made a Slight Change for HIV-Positive Recipients. No, You Shouldn't Freak Out.
- As LGBT People With HIV Age, How Can They Find Info on Good Housing Options?
Cerebral Blood Flow Lower in Men With HIV, but Not Linked to Cognitive Impairment
More Cognitive Activity Tied to Better Neurocognition in Older African Americans With HIV
Women's HIV Status, Viral Suppression Tied to Differences in Cognitive Performance Over Time
No Evidence of Accelerated Brain Aging in HIV-Positive People on Effective ART
'The Look' of HIV/AIDS: I Bet You Think This Song Is About You
"As we age, things begin to sag, wrinkle and change," notes longtime survivor Harold R. "Scottie" Scott. "Add HIV to the mix and these signs are often more visible."
- Video Interviews Featuring HIVers Over 50
- Our Bloggers' Perspectives on Aging With HIV
- More Personal Stories
What's your advice for living a healthy, happy life with HIV well into your 50s and beyond?
"Take care of the rest of your body! We are human guinea pigs having taken these powerful medications year after year. ... All we can do is live in as healthy a way as possible: good diet, minimal alcohol, active exercise and balanced emotions." -- David Fawcett