Fast Five Quiz: HIV in Older Adults

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


April 27, 2021

Data from the United States and South Africa have shown that the prevalence of non–AIDS-defining cancers — such as anal cancer, lung cancer, renal cancer, skin cancer, and others — remains high in older adults with HIV, mostly driven by traditional risk factors (eg, smoking) and chronic inflammation. The rates of other comorbidities, such as residual kidney disease associated with nephrotoxic treatments, drug-induced hepatitis associated with older medications, and heart disease, have begun to slowly decline in this population.

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