Friday, July 27, 2012

Growing old with HIV - The Washington Post

Growing old with HIV - The Washington Post:

As HIV-infected adults live longer, they are increasingly affected by such chronic illnesses as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and osteoporosis, common problems among many older people.

But studies suggest that those with HIV may be at higher risk for some of those illnesses and may get them earlier than usual.

HIV causes the immune system to fight the virus, and that inflammatory state continuously damages organs, even when antiretroviral medications are taken, researchers said.


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