Resources for Older Adults Living with HIV
Empowering you with the latest health information about aging with HIV
HIV touches every community. This section will consider the differences or issues that are specific for some groups.
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HIV is associated with a number of health conditions that can develop as a person ages with the disease. Learn more about these conditions and steps you can take to protect your health.
Bone is a living organ. Throughout your life, the body removes old bone and replaces it. As you get older, the body is less able to do this, leaving bones thinner and weaker. Other factors can also weaken bones, such as smoking, low vitamin D levels, medication side effects, and having HIV. Osteoporosis means that the bones become porous, brittle, and subject to fracture. Osteopenia is a lack of bone minerals that can lead to osteoporosis.
Living with HIV can have an impact on your mental health. Learn about different psychosocial conditions such as anxiety and depression and how you can take steps to reduce their impact.
Learn how you can work with your healthcare team to protect your heath as you age with HIV.
Older adults who receive help from caregivers have better health outcomes and a higher quality of life. This is partially due to the fact that caregiving can delay or even prevent older adults from having to move into a costly long-term care facility. People receiving informal caregiving can continue to live in their homes and stay close to family and friends in a familiar environment.