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July issue of Age and Ageing out now

The July issue of Age and Ageing, the journal of the British Geriatrics Society is out now.

full table of contents is available here, with editorials, research papers, reviews, short reports, case reports book reviews and more. Hot topics this issue include:

  • Use and abuse of bed rails
  • Management of spasticity
  • Mortality in the oldest old
  • Changes in the incidence of age-related disorders
  • HIV infection in older people

The Editor’s Pick can be read here.
This issue’s freely accessible papers are:

Early diagnosis and treatment of HIV infection in older patients

This blog was first published on the BGS blog and highlights a paper published in the Age & Ageing journal.

Daniel Davis is a Research Training Fellow at the Institute of Public Health at Cambridge University and SpR in Geriatric Medicine at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals.

It has recently become clear that HIV is increasingly affecting the older population. Notifications of new infections to the UK Health Protection Agency are rising in the over 50s, and this subgroup presents different characteristics compared to those typically associated with the HIV epidemic.

Of course, better treatments mean that life expectancy is now much greater in those with chronic infection, and so prevalence of HIV is increasing among those in their fifties and sixties. But this is not the area of concern. Continue reading