HIV-AIDS and Aging: Challenges and Management

  title={HIV-AIDS and Aging: Challenges and Management},
  author={Bechan Sharma and Shweta Singh},
  journal={Journal of Human Virology \& Retrovirology},
The infection of a healthy person with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) causing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), is a serious public health threat around the world. In the United States, approximately 80,000 (6 percent) of known cases of HIV are 50 years of age and older and about 11 percent of all US cases of AIDS are in this age group. AIDS has been identified as the 15th leading cause of death in those over 65 years of age in the United States similar to other developed… Expand
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