What Are the Rules for Starting Treatment Over Age 50?
September 24, 2014
You may be surprised to know that 1 in 6 HIV infections in America right now is among people over the age of 50. For those who are newly diagnosed, treatment should begin as close to time of diagnosis as possible, regardless of CD4 counts. Dealing with a new HIV diagnosis can be hard no matter a person's age, but what happens when we factor in the reality of what people over 50 know and don't know about HIV? On his personal tumblr, Dr. Joel Gallant, an HIV doctor at Southwest CARE Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, answers questions about a host of issues related to HIV treatment and prevention. He recently fielded a question from a concerned child of a recently-diagnosed 57-year-old man.
The anonymous user asked:
You can ask Gallant a question directly on his Tumblr page, Ask Dr. Joel.
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