Fast Five Quiz: HIV in Older Adults

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD

Disclosures

April 27, 2021

Figure 1. Blood vessel interior with red blood corpuscles and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) flowing through the circulatory system.

Chronic inflammation contributes to the increased risk for chronic disease in aging adults with HIV, even among patients with undetectable viral loads. Among those living with HIV, inflammation is thought to accelerate the aging process in the body by up to 10 years. Both HIV disease and some HIV treatments can contribute to higher rates of comorbidities in older people living with HIV.

Learn more about aging with HIV.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE
Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.
Post as:

processing....