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    One study found that only 59% of HIV-positive adults over 65 survived more than three years, compared with 90% of adults aged 20 to 39.
    One study showed that older adults were not seeing the same CD4 increases as younger people. It is thought that CD4 cells may not respond as robustly when HIV meds are started in people who are over 50.
    It's not known whether the virus itself or the treatment might be speeding the aging process in some body systems or contributing to the onset of certain diseases.

    Richard Havlik

    Donna M. Kaminski, D.O., M.P.H.

    ACRIA and GMHC