Resources for the 2016 National Conference on HIV/AIDS & Aging

Slides from the program are available for download here.

This document is designed to supplement the presentations and discussions at the 2016 HIV and Aging Conference. It includes hyperlinks to various reports, fact sheets, articles, and other materials related to HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and aging. The materials are organized according to the topics covered in different conference sessions.


·       Setting the Stage and Continuum

·       HIV and Aging Update

·       Hepatitis and Aging

·       The Hepatitis Movement

·       HIV and Aging in the Homeless Population

·       Mental Health & Aging

·       Issues of Substance Use and HIV in Aging Population

How to Use This Document:  You can use the bookmarks in the above Contents section to jump directly to topics you’re interested in.  In order for the external hyperlinks to work, you will need to have an active internet connection. 







Setting the Stage and Continuum

Fact Sheets

HIV Among People Aged 50 and Older (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

HIV, AIDS, and Older People (National Institute on Aging)

Newly Diagnosed: Older Adults (

HIV Care Continuum (

Massachusetts HIV Care Continuum (Massachusetts Department of Public Health)

Other Resources and Guides on HIV and Aging

HIV and Aging Toolkit (AETC HIV and Aging Workgroup)

Diagnoses of HIV Infection among Adults Aged 50 Years and Older in the United States and Dependent Areas 2010–2014 (Centers for Disease Control)

Coming of Age: A Guide to Ageing Well with HIV (JUSTRI)

 The Immune System, HIV, and Aging (Treatment Action Group) 

Strategies to Improve the Health of Older Adults (National Center for Innovation in HIV Care)

HIV and Aging Websites

The Body. Resource Center: Aging with HIV

HIV and Aging (Poz)

Journal Articles

Recent HIV Testing Prevalence, Determinants, and Disparities Among US Older Adult Respondents to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

CROI 2016: Serious kidney problems are rare with PrEP, but increase with older age and better adherence (Project Inform)

Growing Older with HIV/AIDS: New Public Health Challenges (American Journal of Public Health)

HIV and Aging Update

Guides and Resources

Strategies to Improve the Health of Older Adults (National Center for Innovation in HIV Care)

Considerations for Antiretroviral Use in Special Patient Populations: HIV and the Older Patient (AIDSinfo)

Care of the aging HIV patient (Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine)

Journal Articles and Abstracts

Impact of Aging on non-AIDS Comorbidity in Large Spanish HIV Cohort (Conference Reports for NATAP, International AIDS Conference 2016)

Growing Older with HIV/AIDS: New Public Health Challenges (American Journal of Public Health)

What do we know about older adults and HIV? a review of social and behavioral literature (AIDS Care, Full text)

Evidence informing the intersection of HIV, aging and health: a scoping review (AIDS Behavior)

Geriatric Assessments and Association With VACS Index Among HIV-Infected Older Adults in San Francisco (Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

Methylome-wide Analysis of Chronic HIV Infection Reveals Five-Year Increase in Biological Age and Epigenetic Targeting of HLA (Molecular Cell)

Time trends for risk of severe age-related diseases in individuals with and without HIV infection in Denmark: a nationwide population-based cohort study (The Lancet HIV)

HIV infection is independently associated with frailty in middle-aged HIV type 1-infected individuals compared with similar but uninfected controls (AIDS)

Long-Term Mortality in HIV-Infected Individuals 50 Years or Older: A Nationwide, Population-Based Cohort Study (Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes)

Geriatric Syndromes in Older HIV-Infected Adults (Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes)

Future challenges for clinical care of an ageing population infected with HIV: a modelling study (The Lancet Infectious Diseases)

Quality of HIV Care and Mortality Rates in HIV-Infected Patients (Clinical Infectious Diseases)

Physical Activity is Associated with Better Neurocognitive and Everyday Functioning Among Older Adults with HIV Disease (AIDS and Behavior)

Increased inflammation but similar physical composition and function in older-aged, HIV-1 infected subjects (BMC Immunology)


Hepatitis and Aging

Fact Sheets, Guides, and Resources

People Born 1945-1965 & Hepatitis C (Fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Recommendations for the Identification of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Persons Born During 1945–1965 (CDC Report)

Know More Hepatitis (CDC campaign targeting baby boomers)

A Guide to Aging & Hepatitis C (HCV Advocate)

Aging and Hepatitis C (Hep Mag)

Journal Articles

The spread of hepatitis C virus genotype 1a in North America: a retrospective phylogenetic study (The Lancet Infectious Diseases)

The Burden of Hepatitis C Infection–Related Liver Fibrosis in the United States (Clinical Infectious Diseases)

Burden of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Older Adults in Long-Term Care Settings: a Systematic Review of the Literature and Meta-Analysis (Current Infectious Disease Reports, Full text)

Hepatitis C treatment in the elderly: New possibilities and controversies towards interferon-free regimens  (World Journal of Gastroenterology, Full text)

Aging and Liver Disease  (Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, Full text)

The efficacy and safety of direct acting antiviral treatment and clinical significance of drug-drug interactions in elderly patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection (Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics)

Favorable efficacy of daclatasvir plus asunaprevir in treatment of elderly Japanese patients infected with HCV genotype 1b aged 70 and older (Journal of Medical Virology)

Hepatitis C virus infection in the 1945-1965 birth cohort (baby boomers) in a large urban ED (The American Journal of Emergency Medicine)

Knowledge about Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Acceptability of Testing in the 1945-1965 Birth Cohort (Baby Boomers) Presenting to a Large Urban Emergency Department: A Pilot Study (Journal of Emergency Medicine)

Unrecognized chronic hepatitis C virus infection among baby boomers in the emergency department (Hepatology)

An evaluation of hepatitis C knowledge and correlations with health belief model constructs among African American "baby boomers" (Journal of Infection and Public Health)

High Hepatitis C Infection Rate Among Baby Boomers in an Urban Primary Care Clinic: Results from the HepTLC Initiative (Public Health Reports)


The Hepatitis Movement

Fact Sheets, Websites and Other Resources

Fact Sheet for the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis Updated 2014–2016

Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, 2014-16

Massachusetts Viral Hepatitis Coalition

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable

World Health Organization’s Draft Global Health Sector Strategies: Viral Hepatitis, 2016-2021



Reports and Journal Articles with a Focus on the United States

Examining Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Access: A Review of Select State Medicaid Fee-For-Service and Managed Care Programs  (Report Prepared by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School)

Restrictions for Medicaid Reimbursement of Sofosbuvir for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the United States. (Annals of Internal Medicine, Full text.

Access to Costly New Hepatitis C: Drugs: Medicine, Money, and Advocacy (Clinical Infectious Diseases)

HCV Health Policy Developments in Response to the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: A Brief Update (Social Work in Public Health)

Efforts at the Frontlines: Implementing a Hepatitis C Testing and Linkage-to-Care Program at the Local Public Health Level (Public Health Reports)

Access to New Medications for Hepatitis C for Medicaid Members: A Retrospective Cohort Study (Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy, Full text)

Drug Authorization for Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir (Harvoni) for Chronic HCV Infection in a Real-World Cohort: A New Barrier in the HCV Care Cascade (Plos One, Full text)

Integrating Routine HCV Testing in Primary Care: Lessons Learned from Five Federally Qualified Health Centers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012-2014 (Public Health Reports)

Reports and Journal Articles with a Global Focus

Human Rights and Access to Hepatitis C Treatment for People Who Inject Drugs (International Journal of Drug Policy)

Expansion of HCV treatment access to people who have injected drugs through effective translation of research into public health policy: Scotland's experience (International Journal of Drug Policy, Full text)

Global policy and access to new hepatitis C therapies for people who inject drugs (International Journal of Drug Policy, Full text)

Access to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs in low and middle income settings: Evidence from 5 countries in Eastern Europe and Asia (International Journal of Drug Policy, Full text)

HIV and Aging in the Homeless Population

Journal Articles

Housing Status, Medical Care, and Health Outcomes Among People Living With HIV/AIDS: A Systematic Review (American Journal of Public Health, Full text)

Health Outcomes of Obtaining Housing Among Older Homeless Adults (American Journal of Public Health, Full text)

Prevalence of tuberculosis, hepatitis C virus, and HIV in homeless people: a systematic review and meta-analysis (The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Full text)

Mortality Among Homeless Adults in Boston: Shifts in Causes of Death Over a 15-year Period (JAMA Internal Medicine, Full text)

Examining mortality among formerly homeless adults enrolled in Housing First: An observational study (BMC Public Health, Full text)

Access to housing as a structural intervention for homeless and unstably housed people living with HIV: rationale, methods, and implementation of the housing and health study (AIDS and Behavior)

'Got a room for me?' Housing experiences of older adults living with HIV/AIDS in Ottawa (Canadian Journal on Aging)


Mental Health and Aging

Fact sheets and other Resources

Healthy Aging Data Portal, The State of Mental Health and Aging in America, and Mental Health and Aging (from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention)

Mental Health and Older Adults (Fact sheet from the World Health Organization)

Introduction to Current Issues on HIV/AIDS In Older Adults  and Mental and Behavioral Health and Older Americans (from the American Psychological Association)

Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Older HIV-infected Adults (editorial from Aging Today)

As Women of Color Age, What Are Their HIV and Mental Health Needs? (The Body Pro)

Journal Articles Related to Mental Health and Aging

Strategies for Successful Aging: A Research Update (Current Psychiatry Reports, Full text)

Mental health and multimorbidity: psychosocial adjustment as an important process for quality of life (Gerontology)

Aging with multimorbidity: a systematic review of the literature (Ageing Research Reviews)

The Mental Health of Older LGBT Adults. (Current Psychiatry Reports)

Paradoxical Trend for Improvement in Mental Health With Aging: A Community-Based Study of 1,546 Adults Aged 21–100 Years (The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry)

Journal Articles Related to HIV, Mental Health, and Aging

Age, Stress, and Isolation in Older Adults Living with HIV (AIDS Care, Full text)

Dimensions of psychological well-being predict consistent condom use among older adults living with HIV (Ageing International)

An individual with human immunodeficiency virus, dementia, and central nervous system amyloid deposition (Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Full text)

Psychosocial, mental health, and behavioral issues of aging with HIV. (Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS)

Neuropsychiatric complications of aging with HIV  (Journal of Neuroviorology, Full text)

HIV-Related Stigma as a Mediator of the Relation Between Multiple-Minority Status and Mental Health Burden in an Aging HIV-Positive Population (Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services)

Ageing with HIV: health and psychosocial well-being of older gay men (AIDS Care)

Successful Cognitive Aging and Health-Related Quality of Life in Younger and Older Adults Infected with HIV (AIDS Behavior, Full text)


Issues of Substance Use and HIV in Aging Population


Substance Use, HIV, and Older Adults: What Clinicians Need to Know (introductory training for clinicians from AET)

Substance Abuse Issues (fact sheet from

Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Older HIV-infected Adults (editorial from Aging Today)

Journal Articles

Patterns of Substance Use among HIV-Positive Adults Over 50: Implications for Treatment and Medication Adherence (Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Full text)

Coping Styles and Illicit Drug Use in Older Adults with HIV/AIDS (Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Full text)

Smoking and HIV-related health issues among older HIV+ gay, bisexual, and other MSM. (Behavioral Medicine, Full text)

Substance Use in Older HIV-Infected Patients (Current Opinion in HIV/AIDS, Full text)

Substance use and sexual risk differences among older bisexual and gay men with HIV (Behavioral Medicine)

Frailty and Cause-Specific Hospitalization Among Persons Aging With HIV Infection and Injection Drug Use (The Journals of Gerontology)

Drug use among HIV+ adults aged 50 and older: findings from the GOLD II study. (AIDS Care)

Substance Abuse, Hepatitis C, and Aging in HIV: Common Cofactors that Contribute to Neurobehavioral Disturbances (Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine, Full text)

Substance-Use and Sexual Harm-Reduction Strategies of Methamphetamine-Using Men Who Have Sex with Men and Inject Drugs (AIDS Care, Full text)

Unhealthy Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use are Associated with Decreased Quality of HIV Care (Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Full text)

Loneliness and substance use: the influence of gender among HIV+ Black/African American adults 50+ (AIDS Care)

Alcohol and Associated Characteristics among Older Persons Living with HIV on Antiretroviral Therapy (Substance Abuse, Full text)

The Role of Alcohol and Substance Use in Risky Sexual Behavior Among Older Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Review and Critique of the Current Literature (AIDS Behavior, Full text)

Frailty, Inflammation, and Mortality Among Persons Aging With HIV Infection and Injection Drug Use (Journals of Gerontology)

Patterns of drug use and abuse among aging adults with and without HIV: A latent class analysis of a US Veteran cohort (Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Full text)

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