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?
Inflammation Associated With Pre-Treatment Viral Load in People With HIV
Fracture Risk Doubled in 50- to 59-Year-Old Men With HIV
Grip Strength -- a Health Indicator -- Falls Faster in Older Men With HIV Than Without HIV
New Cancer Rates Climbing With Age in HIV Patients, but Age Impact Differs by Cancer Type
'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