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Ageing with HIV.

Ageing with HIV.
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McGettrick P, Barco EA, Mallon PWG,


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McGettrick P, Barco EA, Mallon PWG,

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Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland) 2018 02 146(1) pii 10.3390/healthcare6010017

Abstract

The population of people living with HIV (PLWH) is growing older with an estimated 4 million over the age of 50 years, a figure which has doubled since the introduction of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) and which is increasing globally. Despite effective ART, PLWH still experience excess morbidity and mortality compared to the general population with increased prevalence of age-related, non-AIDS illnesses (NAI) such as cardiovascular disease, malignancies, cognitive impairment and reduced bone mineral density, which impact disability and everyday functioning. This review will discuss the challenges presented by comorbidities in ageing PLWH and discuss the aetiology and management of age-related illnesses in this vulnerable population.

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