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The New Jersey law prohibits discrimination in long-term care facilities based on HIV status, sexual identity and other qualities.
Between 2.0 million and 4.4 million older adults are homebound, but they haven’t been recognized as a priority group for vaccines.
In most places, elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.
Seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers will be among the first to vaccinated. Other older adults may have to wait longer.
Individuals report that their health and well-being is worse because of the social distancing required during the pandemic.
Some are forming small groups that agree on pandemic precautions.
Plus: An affordable housing community for LGBT seniors in Florida sets aside units for folks with HIV.
Pooled results from recent studies found a high rate of full viral suppression and no major safety concerns.
Researchers analyzed blood markers of stress-related wear and tear on the body among people age 50-plus living with the virus.
A recent small study examined pairings of antiretrovirals and statins or blood pressure medications.
New challenges for women aging with HIV require more research.
Switching to new tenofovir tied to improved bone health in older people with HIV
Participants entered the study taking tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, and some were switched to a regimen including tenofovir alafenamide.
Public health services ranging from adoption to HIV programs would be permitted to discriminate while receiving federal funds.
The first meta-analysis to examine hep C treatment outcomes in seniors versus non-seniors found that cure rates are comparable.
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