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Medical Concerns in HIV-Positive Aging

Title: Medical Concerns in HIV-Positive Aging.
Name(s): Simone, Mark, author
Appelbaum, Jonathan, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2009
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The management and prognosis of HIV disease has changed dramatically since the introduction of combination HIV antiretroviral therapy in 1996. Thus, the number of older adults with HIV is increasing partly because people with HIV are living longer. At the same time, the rates of new HIV cases in older adults (usually defined as people over the age of 50) are also increasing. Currently, about 25 percent of all patients living with HIV are older than 50, and by 2015 adults older than 50 will account for 50 percent of the population living with HIV.1 These trends make understanding the medical challenges of HIV in older adults more important than ever. This article reviews the special issues associated with HIV and AIDS in an older population.
Identifier: FSU_migr_clinicalsciences_faculty_publications-0001 (IID)
Keywords: HIV, AIDS, elderly, older adults, prevention, treatment, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, glucose intolerance, bone disease, neuropsychiatric disease, chemical dependence
Note: Originally published in Focus: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counseling.
Citation: Simone, M. J., & Appelbaum, J. S. (2009). Medical Concerns in HIV-Positive Aging. Focus: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counseling, 24(3), 1-4.
Subject(s): Geriatrics
Immunologic diseases
Communicable diseases
Medical sciences
Public health
Virus diseases
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Clinical Sciences Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Focus: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counseling.
Issue: 3, 24

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