Specialist community care teams will continue to play an important role for people living with HIV, particularly with clients who are ageing and were diagnosed before new treatments were introduced in 1996, new research shows.
As life expectancy for people living with HIV continues to rise, more and more aged care facilities will be tasked with caring for older people with the disease. An educational program that aims to help staff is now being extended.
The RDNS clinical nurse consultant in HIV, Dr Elizabeth Crock, has been awarded with a Human Rights and Nursing Award for her work to care for and break down the stigma facing those with HIV.
Sexual health education and intervention programs are needed to address the recent increase in STIs among older people.
More than three million people in Australia and around the world are suffering in silence because medical professionals are denying them access to opioids, Palliative Care Australia says.
A newly released report has predicted that the number of HIV-positive older people will increase substancially by 2020.