Aging AIDS Epidemic Raises New Health Questions
July 27, 2012
Numerous studies presented at the 19th International AIDS Conference (IAC) show that as people live longer with AIDS, they may confront other health challenges, such as premature aging and an increased risk of heart disease. Also, older people are being newly diagnosed, a trend U.S. health officials say is small but slowly growing.
For example, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital found evidence linking HIV and higher risk of heart disease due to artery inflammation -- increasing the risk for blood clots that trigger heart attacks, even when the virus was well-controlled and patients were not very old.
07.26.2012; Lauren Neergaard
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