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Growing Older With HIV: What Concerns You Most?

 12/26 

Katherine Cantrell

Katherine Cantrell

City of Austin Health and Human Services, Austin, Texas

I would say that a concern is health complications being mistaken for something else besides HIV, and an opportunity to test older adults for HIV being missed as a result. A lot of things when you're aging go right along with complications from HIV, so some physicians who are not familiar with the virus and are not familiar with how it progresses could mistake them for different things, and in turn cause some damage for people who are living or aging with HIV and don't know it.





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