HIV infection, inflammation, immunosenescence, and aging.

  title={HIV infection, inflammation, immunosenescence, and aging.},
  author={Steven G. Deeks},
  journal={Annual review of medicine},
Although antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection prevents AIDS-related complications and prolongs life, it does not fully restore health. Long-term treated patients remain at higher than expected risk for a number of complications typically associated with aging, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and other end-organ diseases. The potential effect of HIV on health is perhaps most clearly exhibited by a number of immunologic abnormalities that persist despite effective… CONTINUE READING
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