Care of the aging HIV patient

Jason M. Blaylock*, Glenn W. Wortmann

*Corresponding author for this work

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Thanks to antiretroviral therapy, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has become a controllable chronic disease, and many infected patients are now living into their 60s and beyond. In addition, many patients with newly diagnosed HIV infection are over age 50. The subsequent rising prevalence of HIV infection in older adults presents several challenges for primary care clinicians. This article promotes increased HIV screening in older adults and highlights the need to recognize polypharmacy and the various comorbidities inherent in the aging HIV population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-455
Number of pages11
JournalCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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