Topics, Trends & Updates
May 2023
Updated Guidance
Addressing the Needs of Older Patients in HIV Care

Because published evidence to support clinical recommendations is not currently available, the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (NYSDOH AI) developed this guidance, which includes good practices, to help clinicians recognize and address the needs of older patients with HIV.

The goals of this guidance are to:

  • Raise clinicians’ awareness of the needs and concerns of patients with HIV who are ≥50 years old.
  • Inform clinicians about an aging-related approach to older patients with HIV.
  • Highlight good practices to help clinicians provide optimal care for this population.
  • Provide resources about aging with HIV for healthcare providers and their patients.
  • Suggest steps to guide medical settings in implementing geriatric care into HIV clinical practice.

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The Resurgence of Congenital Syphilis in NYS: A Look at the Past and Present to Change the Future: In this episode, host Melinda Godfrey, a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Rochester and Program Manager of the Congenital Syphilis Prevention Project (part of the NYS CEI Sexual Health Center of Excellence), speaks with special guest Dr. Geoffrey Weinberg, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Weinberg gives us a brief history of syphilis (“The Great Pox”) all the way back to the 1400s. Through the years, medicine began to understand how the disease was transmitted, and in the 1940s, with the advent of penicillin, syphilis was all but eliminated. The disease resurfaced in the 1980s with other STDs and chronic drug use. Again, it was all but eliminated by the year 2000. Alarmingly, in 2021 there were 2700 known cases in newborns, and this has led to today’s discussion about what clinicians can do to help reduce the number of babies born with syphilis today, and preventing transmission in the future. Listen now

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