Among older patients in the general population, anti-inflammatory agents have been shown to decrease rates of cancer, rheumatologic disease, and heart disease; these medications may become particularly useful for older people living with HIV, who have higher rates of inflammation.
In addition, some researchers are pulling insights from the development of cancer immunotherapies and vaccines and applying them to potential cures for HIV; the rationale is that the two areas of study have similar medical, biological, and scientific barriers. Partly because of the rapid success of mRNA vaccines developed for COVID-19, there is growing interest in the potential for HIV mRNA vaccines.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: HIV in Older Adults - Medscape - Apr 27, 2021.