Human immunodeficiency virus in an aging population, a complication of success.

@article{Kirk2009HumanIV,
  title={Human immunodeficiency virus in an aging population, a complication of success.},
  author={Jason B Kirk and Matthew Bidwell Goetz},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={57 11},
  pages={2129-38}
}
The proportion of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients aged 50 and older has greatly increased since the beginning of the epidemic, particularly since 1996, when combination antiretroviral therapy became available. By 2015, 50% of HIV-infected individuals in the United States are likely to be aged 50 and older. The rate of progression of untreated HIV disease, response to therapy, and complicating effects of comorbidities differ in older and younger patients. Older untreated… CONTINUE READING