Fast Five Quiz: HIV in Older Adults

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


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.

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