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I'm 57 (12 years HIV+) and just starting meds. How long am I likely to live?
Nelson Vergel responds: "People with long term viral load control live a long life, almost as long as those who do not have HIV."

Special Reports
Cover of CATIE booklet on HIV and aging

HIV and Aging: Educational Booklet
Seeking basic advice and guidance? This easy-to-read guide from CATIE is an excellent first stop. 

Worried About HIV and Aging? The First Thing to Do Is Stop Smoking
Smoking could both shorten your life and have a significant impact on your quality of life. These effects seem particularly more severe for individuals living with HIV.

What's New
What Are the Top HIV and Aging Issues?

What Are the Top HIV and Aging Issues?
What's being done to support people aging with HIV? What needs to be done better? We looked to the experiences and writings of people with HIV and those in the field to learn more. 

Research on Aging With HIV
Five Reasons HIV/AIDS is on the Rise Among Older Americans

Personal Perspective
Harold R. Scott

'The Look' of HIV/AIDS: I Bet You Think This Song Is About You
"As we age, things begin to sag, wrinkle and change," notes longtime survivor Harold R. "Scottie" Scott. "Add HIV to the mix and these signs are often more visible."

Word on the Street
David Fawcett

What's your advice for living a healthy, happy life with HIV well into your 50s and beyond?
"Take care of the rest of your body! We are human guinea pigs having taken these powerful medications year after year. ... All we can do is live in as healthy a way as possible: good diet, minimal alcohol, active exercise and balanced emotions." -- David Fawcett's Personal Reminder Service


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