Volume 5, Issue 7

Aging With HIV: New Insights

In this issue:

Older people living with HIV (PLWH) are a growing population presenting health care providers a unique set of challenges, including accelerated aging, dangerous polypharmacy, concern and anxiety about HIV stigma, lack of social support, and a higher prevalence of non-AIDS comorbidities than their sero-negative peers. How should clinicians address these problems?

In this issue, Dr. Maile Young Karris from the University of California San Diego analyzes the current and ongoing research to help clinicians determine the most effective treatment for aging PLWH under their care.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the 5Ms of geriatrics and how to incorporate them into HIV Care.
  • Explain the contribution of psychosocial factors to the aging experience of older PLWH.


Maile Young Karris, MD
Maile Young Karris, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA

Program Directors:

Ethel D. Weld, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Division of Infectious Diseases
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Matthew Spinelli, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor
HIV, ID, and Global Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California

Justin Alves, RN, FNP-BC, ACRN, CARN, CNE

Nurse Educator
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Length of activity:

1.0 hour Physicians
1.0 contact hour Nurses

Launch date: May 8, 2020
Expiration date: May 7, 2022