New Report Outlines Latest Issues on Aging With HIV
August 12, 2013
With effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), people living with HIV are able to have long, healthy lives, to the point where they can now expect an almost normal lifespan. However, we're also seeing a lot of other health problems linked to aging with HIV.
Treatment Action Group (TAG) recently released a report to highlight some of the key issues surrounding the immune system, HIV and aging. Some of these issues include cardiovascular, kidney and liver disease; bone loss and increased fracture risk; frailty; cognitive impairment; and cancer.
In the report, TAG writes:
While there are no immediate answers, the report introduces some of the current research into HIV and aging, while also pointing out questions that still need to be addressed.
Warren Tong is the research editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.
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