Fall Risks High for Those With HIV

Middle-aged patients infected with HIV appear to have a high risk for falls. A study found that multiple comorbidities, medications, and functional impairment were predictive of falls. Of 359 subjects, 250 persons (70%) reported no falls; 109 (30%) had one fall or more; and 66 (18%) were recurrent fallers. Researchers suggested that fall risks be assessed routinely as a part of care for those with HIV.

Abstract: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, December 1, 2012.

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