Overview of HIV and Aging
In 2015, more than 50% of HIV-infected patients in the United States are 50 years of age and older. The health experience for those who have lived with HIV for 20 or more years is different than those newly infected. Long term survivors are now facing aging with HIV, which presents a new set of clinical issues and complications.
Webinar 1: Overview HIV and Aging
Kathleen Fitch, MSN, FNP
Massachusetts General Hospital
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The objectives of this webinar are:
- Distinguish between normal aging and HIV–related health issues
- Describe the common comorbidities that aging PLHIV experience and their corresponding patient needs
- Compare appropriate care models for the aging PLHIV
- Examine the RN and NP roles for aging PLHIV
After watching the entire webinar and successful completing the evaluation, you receive 1.0 CNE or a Certificate of Participation. The link for the evaluation will be posted at the end.
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
- American Family Physician
- Boston Aging Positively Geriatric Assessment
HIV-Age.org: A blog seeking to address the unique needs and challenges that older adults of diverse populations living with HIV face as they age.
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