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Author Topic: 10 Health Tips for Aging With HIV  (Read 420 times)

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Offline Jim Allen

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10 Health Tips for Aging With HIV
« on: October 09, 2019, 05:18:57 am »
Saw this one today, anything we feel is missing?

https://www.poz.com/slideshow/health-tips-for-aging-with-hiv

- Adhere to your meds
- Quit smoking
- Treat viral hepatitis
- Control alcohol use
- Abstain from drugs
- Get regular checkups
- See a geriatric physician and other specialists
- Eat well
- Exercise
- Maintain your mental health
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Re: 10 Health Tips for Aging With HIV
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 04:35:28 am »
11 There's no such thing as too much bling.

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Re: 10 Health Tips for Aging With HIV
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 05:20:58 am »
Bling ... lol

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Re: 10 Health Tips for Aging With HIV
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 06:51:04 am »
13 treat yo'self 😂  Haha.

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Re: 10 Health Tips for Aging With HIV
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 07:13:15 am »
with over half the PLWH living in America over 50 yrs old, I would have appreciated pictures with older people, and more info about bone density, BP, and cholesterol; not to mention low impact exercise, housing options after retirement, financial planning, Medicare insurance. Except for "See a geriatric physician and other specialists" every other item on the list is something you could tell a newly diagnosed 20 yr old about "living with HIV" instead of someone 40 about how to "age with HIV".
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Re: 10 Health Tips for Aging With HIV
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 08:06:04 am »
at the first of this month poz posted this article (https://www.poz.com/article/aging-with-hiv-health-concerns) about the health concerns of aging with HIV. While the 10-Tip article touched on tips to mitigate many of these potential health concerns, a number of those concerns weren't discussed or not discussed enough when thinking about "aging with HIV" and not just "living with HIV"
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Re: 10 Health Tips for Aging With HIV
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 09:53:12 am »
Yeah, I would agree most of the content could be for anyone living with HIV
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Re: 10 Health Tips for Aging With HIV
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2019, 10:03:58 am »
Ah well -- but the two things are the same.  If you are "living with HIV", you are certainly "aging with HIV".  Must we continue to slice ourselves into ever smaller groups, only to become disappointed or offended when others don't call out the needs of said "sliver".

At this point in time I see nothing really different from what I am concerned about as I age than those around me who are aging without HIV. 
In fact, I believe that my living with HIV has put me at a distinct advantage over many of the men I know without HIV in regards to most of the items talked about here.  Many men do not look after their health the way that HIV forces me to - with the doctor visits and blood draws that come with it.

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Re: 10 Health Tips for Aging With HIV
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2019, 07:28:49 pm »
I found nothing irrelevant in the tips for maintaining health for plwhas.

There were some tips that were highly specific or get checkup for cancer, nutrition, heart health etc.  I'm not feeling decrepit enough yet to warrant a gerontologist yet but will consider one after retirement.

Someone else mentioned low impact exercise but that does nothing for bone density. If you can, jumping, skipping or jigging are the exercises that will most benefit bone density.

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Re: 10 Health Tips for Aging With HIV
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 07:10:01 pm »
my "disappointment" came from hoping the "health tips for aging with hiv" article would have discussed the real world health issues of aging with HIV as discussed in this recently published article "7 Common Concerns Brought Up by People Aging With HIV"
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