The challenges of optimising the health of older people with HIV living in the UK – Heather Leake Date Welcome to your The challenges of optimising the health of older people with HIV living in the UK - Heather Leake Date Which of the following statements is false? a. The widesread use of antiretroviral therapy has resulted in the treatment of HIV shifting from a death sentence to management of a chronic condition b. People aged less than 5 are the fastest growng group of people living with HIV in the UK c. By 2020 the number of people globally living with HIV over the age of 50 is expected to reach 6.9 million d. HIV associated chronic inflammation results in premature frailty and ageing in people living with HIV Frailty is defined as a syndrome of physiological decline in late life associated with increased vulnerability to adverse health outcomes? a. True b. False What are the clinical challenges of ageing with HIV? a. Frailty b. Polypharmacy c. Altered drug handling d. All of the above As we age, we become more likely to develop a range of health problems. The health problems are referred to as geriatric syndromes. Geriatric syndromes occur at the same age in HIV positive and HIV negative patients? True False People over the age of 50 may be more at risk of acquiring HIV or remaining undiagnosed for a number of reasons, including:- a. Condom use can be problematic for men with erectile dysfunction, which is mor common in older men b. Post-menopausal women may be more susceptible to acquiring HIV, partly due to vaginal dryness and increased fragility of the vaginal epithelium c. Symptoms of recent HIV infection (e.g. weight loss, fatigue) may be dismissed simply as signs of ageing d. Healthcare professionals appear to be hesitant to ask older people about their sexual behaviour or to offer an HIV test d. All of the above Time is Up!