HIV and Ageing

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Course Overview

This 75-minute eLearning has been co-designed with clinical and community input to provide guidance on caring for older people living with HIV and recognising the uncertainties they face surrounding the future of their care and clinical management of their HIV as they age. The learning consists of 6 topics including: 

  1. Epidemiology 
  1. Geriatric Assessments 
  1. Co-Morbidities 
  1. Poly-Pharmacy and Poly-Doctoring 
  1. Stigma and Discrimination 
  1. Care Pathways and Support 

Course learning outcomes

  • Describe the age demographics of people living with HIV in Australia.
  • Describe the importance and role of geriatric assessments   
  • Explain common co-morbidities and their impact
  • Identify the impact of polypharmacy and poly-doctoring   
  • Identify strategies for helping those living with HIV in terms of appropriate care pathways and support. 


  • This is an RACGP-approved CPD activity under the RACGP CPD Program. It is accredited for 1.5 educational activity hours.
  • This activity has been approved by ACRRM as an accredited activity. Allocated 1.5 educational activity hours.
  • HIV s100 prescribers will receive 1 HIV CPD points for completing this eLearning.

Contact: Please email if you require assistance or have a clinical question you would like to raise with a medical educator.

Important: Please use the latest version of Google Chrome browser and enable popups/active content while completing this course.

Last updated: February 2024

Funders: ASHM has received funding from ViiV Healthcare and Gilead Sciences Pty Ltd to develop and deliver this eLearning.

Sponsorship is governed by our Industry Sponsorship Policy, and the sponsors have no control over content, tone, emphasis, or allocation of funds.  ​ASHM does not endorse or promote any sponsor’s product or service.​ 

Acknowledgements: Any initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of people with HIV must recognize the critical importance of meaningful community involvement in planning, development, and delivery. ASHM would like to re-affirm commitment to incorporating the lived experience of people with HIV in Australia. This eLearning was produced by ASHM, we would like to acknowledge the Working Group who contributed to the making of this eLearning.

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