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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