March 2013: Aging Gracefully

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March 2013: Aging Gracefully

It's estimated that by 2015, more than half of all people living with HIV in the United States will be older than 50. Advances in treatment have increased life expectancy for HIV-positive people, but HIV itself and its medications can increase the risk of certain health conditions. POZ wants to know: How are you dealing with getting older?
 
1. How long have you been HIV positive?
More than 25 years
20–24 years
15–19 years
10–14 years
5–9 years
Less than 5 years
 
2. How long have you been taking antiretroviral meds?
More than 25 years
20–24 years
15–19 years
10–14 years
5–9 years
Less than 5 years
I am not taking antiretroviral medication
 
3. Do you have an undetectable viral load?
Yes
No
 
4. How would you rate your overall physical health?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
 
5. How would you rate your overall mental health?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
 
6. Do you take any prescription medications for any health conditions other than HIV?
Yes
No
 
7. Have you ever been screened/tested for breast cancer?
Yes
No
 
8. Have you ever been screened/tested for cervical cancer?
Yes
No
 
9. Have you ever been screened/tested for prostate cancer?
Yes
No
 
10. Have you ever been screened/tested for skin cancer?
Yes
No
 
11. Have you ever been screened/tested for colorectal cancer?
Yes
No
 
12. Have you ever been screened/tested for cardiovascular disease?
Yes
No
 
13. Have you ever been screened/tested for diabetes?
Yes
No
 
14. Have you ever been screened/tested for kidney disease?
Yes
No
 
15. Have you ever been screened/tested for liver disease?
Yes
No
 
16. Have you ever been screened/tested for osteoporosis?
Yes
No
 
17. Have you ever been screened/tested for depression?
Yes
No
 
18. Have you ever been screened/tested for cognitive disorders?
Yes
No
 
19. Do you have high blood pressure?
Yes
No
 
20. Do you have high cholesterol?
Yes
No
 
21. How would you describe your support network?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
 
22. Do you have a living will or a designated health care proxy?
Yes
No
 
23. Do you have an IRA or other private retirement plan?
Yes
No
 
24. What year were you born?
 
25. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Transgender
Other
 
26. What is your sexual orientation?
Straight
Gay/Lesbian
Bisexual
Other
 
27. What is your ethnicity? (Check all that apply.)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Arab or Middle Eastern
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
White
(please specify): 
 
28. What is your zip code?



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