Advances in HIV treatment have resulted in HIV as a long-term condition and increased life expectancy. Aging with HIV can pose unique and complex challenges, including frailty vulnerabilities. This raises challenges for treatment, management, and health service access for people aging with HIV. I’m joined in this podcast by Dr Tristan Barber, a consultant in HIV medicine, at the Royal Free Hospital in London. We start by discussing what frailty is in the context of people living with HIV, and Tristan discusses a frailty service he is leading.
The SAGE Clinic is a multidisciplinary services for people ageing with HIV infection who may be developing aspects of frailty. The service is led by Dr Tristan Barber at the Ian Charleson Day Centre, Royal Free Hospital in London. https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/services/services-a-z/hiv-services/ian-charleson-day-centre/ Further research into frailty in HIV is planned via this service
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