|Getting old disgracefully
Jan 10, 2008
I turned 40 last year, an age which I didn't think I'd make when I hit 30, I've been on HAART for gosh, just over 2 years now and am (touch wood) stable on Truvada/boosted Atazanavir, (after a few wobbly months on Effavirenz) I've never missed a dose, and everthing should be just hunky-dory.
I've always been pretty active cycling and working out regularly, but in the last year or so I've had a couple of minor injuries sprained ankle, that kind of thing, I'm noticing that I would have recovered from such things much more quickly a decade ago, and I guess whilst the hiv & possible side effects of my meds aren't necessarily helping me, but at 40, these repairs just take a 'lil bit longer than 10 years ago.
Happy New Year from London
| Response from Dr. Young
Happy new year to you in the UK and congratulations on reaching the big 40 (something I did several years ago).
From the sounds of it, a sprained ankle here or other orthopedic injuries is par for aging and not necessarily something related to a HIV complication. Unfortunately, normal aging is often associated with greater time to heal such wounds (as my knees and shoulders can attest to); persistent injuries on the other hand enter the range where getting a medical evaluation is probably warranted.
Best of health to you. BY
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