Successful aging with HIV: a brief overview for nursing.

Academic Article


  • Adults age 50 and older with HIV represent approximately 20% to 25% of the entire HIV population in the United States. This unique clinical population is expected to grow; therefore, understanding how to facilitate successful aging in this population is needed. Issues that can negatively affect successful aging with HIV have been identified, and include social isolation, suicidal ideation, HIV-related stigma, cognitive decline, sarcopenia, HIV-medication toxicity, osteoporosis, and fatigue. This brief overview provides nurses with specific insights for practice, intervention, and research.
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  • Activities of Daily Living, Adaptation, Psychological, Age Distribution, Aged, Aging, Cognition Disorders, Fatigue, Geriatric Nursing, HIV Infections, Health Promotion, Health Services Needs and Demand, Humans, Middle Aged, Osteoporosis, Sarcopenia, Social Isolation, Stereotyping, Suicide, United States
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    Author List

  • Vance DE; Childs G; Moneyham L; McKie-Bell P
  • Start Page

  • 19
  • End Page

  • 25
  • Volume

  • 35
  • Issue

  • 9