07 Mar HIV-Age.org Releases New Content on Increased Depression in HIV
WASHINGTON, DC: HIV-Age.org, the go-to online site for clinicians seeking best practices for managing the care of older HIV patients, has released new content on depression in HIV-infected adults. This new resource helps educate providers to better identify and treat symptoms of clinical depression in older HIV-infected patients.
The HIV-Age.org Science Spotlight, “Increased Depression in HIV-infected Adults” supports the conclusion that depression is a frequent co-morbidity among HIV-infected persons, and thus an important focus of care. The spotlight studied the incidence and prevalence of, and co-factors for depression in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study.
Also added to the site is a new clinical recommendations article entitled “Depression in the Aging HIV Infected Population.”
HIV-Age.org is part of the HIV and Aging Consensus Project, developed to assess how the presence of both HIV and common age-associated diseases alter the optimal treatment of HIV, as well as other co-existing medical conditions. As part of this project, in 2011, AAHIVM, AGS and ACRIA released the first clinical treatment strategies for managing older HIV patients: Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV. The report, developed by a panel of experts with experience in the fields of HIV and Geriatrics, provided guidance for HIV clinicians and other health care providers who treat, diagnose and refer older patients with HIV disease.
In addition to housing these clinical recommendations, HIV-Age.org also includes editorials by leading clinicians, researchers and thought-leaders in the field, scientific spotlight articles on the latest research and treatment options, thought-provoking case studies and useful medical and government resources and links. The site requires no membership and encourages comment and ongoing dialogue.
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