Fast Five Quiz: HIV in Older Adults

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


April 27, 2021

Older people living with HIV are more likely to experience factors that negatively influence health and well-being than older adults without HIV, including:

  • Social isolation

  • Depression

  • Polypharmacy

  • Housing insecurity

  • Socioeconomic hardships

  • Treatment toxicities

  • Chronic inflammation

Some clinics have created interdisciplinary teams and centralized services so that patients can see specialists — cardiologists, pharmacists, psychiatrists, mental health and social work professionals, among others — all at one site. At the same location, patients can pick up their prescriptions and participate in activities with peers, such as brain health classes, memory classes, bone health support, and exercise classes.

Learn more about holistic care of people living with HIV who are older than 50 years.


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