Aging & HIV

There’s no denying the life-extending benefits of antiretroviral therapy. While it has allowed many people living with HIV to plan for their golden years, it has also meant preparing to face age-related health problems. According to the CDC, 25 percent of those living with the virus are over 50 years old.  In turn, there’s a growing need for comprehensive  care to prevent and manage typical age-related maladies, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis—all of which can be complicated by HIV and its treatment.
You can find comprehensive information about treatment options from your GP and the people over at have written an excellent report into HIV & Ageing covering:
  • What is aging, and why do we become ill as we get older?
  • How does HIV affect the aging process?
  • Are people with HIV aging more rapidly?
  • Is it possible to slow down the aging process?
  • Are there experimental treatments to slow aging in people with HIV?

The good news is that most HIV-positive people can do quite a lot to slow the aging process and guard against the onset of age-related illness. So why not head over there and understand how aging works in the first place, and what you can do to help yourself..

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