HIV and Ageing Seminar
May 26th 2020
Manuel Gonçalves (MD)
APRIL and MAY courses POSTPONED due to COVID-19 containment plan.
New dates to be announced soon.
The success of effective antiretroviral therapy has resulted in an increasing number of persons living with HIV who are ageing. Thus, in addition to the management of HIV in these individuals, their care providers must deal with diseases associated with older age, including cardiovascular, renal, diabetes, frailty, and neoplastic disease. The course addresses the basic science and pathogenesis of ageing in HIV infected persons, the epidemiology of this problem, the need for a geriatric approach to older HIV infected individuals, and specific issues such as frailty, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, and non-AIDS neoplastic disease.
The course addresses also the societal implications and needs of an older population living with HIV, and the responses that medical and social services need to develop to meet their demands and ensure that they have a good quality of life. The course will focus the discussion on the medical and societal responses in the Portuguese context in order to provide contributions that will be locally meaningful.
Health Care Practitioners, Social care workers, NGOs members. All with proven experience in the HIV care area.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES >> KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO DEVELOP
- To understand the mechanisms underlying the development of geriatric syndromes among HIV-infected ageing individuals
- To understand the implications of ageing for the HIV infected population, namely in the Western World, for the overall approach in tackling the epidemic
- To understand the changes needed for the clinical management of an ageing HIV infected population
- To understand the societal responses that an ageing HIV population demand in order to ensure the good quality of life and human rights respect of this group
- Documented experience of work in the HIV area