HIV in older Americans: an epidemiologic perspective.

  title={HIV in older Americans: an epidemiologic perspective.},
  author={Ronald Lieberman},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  volume={45 2},
The elderly population is increasing as baby boomers are beginning to approach retirement. People 65 years of age or older already constitute approximately one eighth of the U.S. population; this proportion is expected to double in the next 50 years. Older Americans have their own population-specific health challenges, such as Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, adult-onset diabetes, prostate cancer, menopause, and hypertension. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired… CONTINUE READING