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?
One Doc's Advice for Caring for Elderly Patients With HIV
Low Dietary Calcium Tied to Low BMD With HCV but Not HIV
Italian and U.S. Researchers Look to the Future and Explore Aging-Related Issues
Frailty, Nerve Injury and Falls in Middle-Aged and Older HIV-Positive People
We're Still Here, Graying With HIV -- and We Must Bear Witness
"I believe the lived experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS are important," writes long-term survivor Khafre Abif. He issues a moving call for people over 50 to contribute their stories to an upcoming anthology.
- 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