With the increasing role of rehabilitation in aging in HIV, we specifically identified research priorities in HIV, aging and rehabilitation from the perspectives of 69 stakeholders including people living with HIV, clinicians, researchers, representatives from community organizations and policy stakeholders from Canada, UK, United States and Australia at an International Forum on HIV, Aging and Rehabilitation Research (2016).
The Framework of Research Priorities in HIV, Aging and Rehabilitation builds on the previously published research priorities in HIV and rehabilitation (2014) to include seven research priorities in HIV, aging and rehabilitation:
- Nature, extent and impact of disability, concurrent health conditions and chronic inflammation with HIV;
- Prevalence, severity and impact of frailty;
- Community and social participation aging with HIV;
- Strategies for chronic disease management and healthy aging with HIV;
- Facilitators and barriers to access and engagement in, rehabilitation;
- Effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions for healthy aging with HIV; and
- Advancing the development and use of patient-reported outcome measures in HIV and aging.
These priorities are reviewed and updated regularly as new knowledge and priorities related to HIV and rehabilitation evolve internationally.
Figure 1:Framework of Research Priorities in HIV, Aging and Rehabilitation. Reprinted from ‘Research priorities for rehabilitation and aging with HIV: a framework from the Canada-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC)’ by K. O’Brien et al, 2020, AIDS Research and Therapy, 17, Article number: 21. Copyright (2020) by BioMed Central.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Institute of Aging.
O’Brien KK, Ibáñez-Carrasco F, Solomon P, Harding R, Brown D, Ahluwalia P, Chan Carusone S, Baxter L, Emlet C, Restall G, Casey A, Ahluwalia A, Quigley A, Terpstra A, Iku N. Research priorities for rehabilitation and aging with HIV: a framework from the Canada-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC). AIDS Research and Therapy. May 19, 2020; 17:21. DOI: 10.1186/s12981-020-00280-5. https://aidsrestherapy.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12981-020-00280-5