Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – How HIV – a chronic disease – is impacted by aging and caregiving

HIV is a very complicated disease that many of us know nothing about.  It is not a common topic amongst caregiver communities and support groups on a larger scale.  But HIV is something that needs to make its way into mainstream caregiver conversations and policy considerations.  HIV is really a chronic disease and it is a relevant and important topic as those living with HIV are getting older and their symptoms and on-going needs can be complex.  What are the most common challenges for individuals and for their caregivers?  This week’s guest on Caregivers’ Circle, Dr. Meredith Greene MD and I explore issues related to HIV, caregiving and aging.  For more information on HIV click here and for more resources about Long Term Survivors here.