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Infection VIH et personnes âgées [HIV infection and the elderly].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
HIV infection is becoming a chronic disease, due to decreased mortality induced by the introduction of combined antiviral treatments. The HIV positive population is aging progressively. HIV infection in the elderly has certain specificities, including a late initial diagnosis, a less marked immune response to treatment and the potential association of multiple comorbidities associated with HIV infection and aging. These factors may affect the quality of life of elderly patients and ultimately lead to increased functional dependence. Screening and specific treatment of comorbidities associated with HIV and aging are particularly recommended.
Aged, Anti-Retroviral Agents/administration & dosage, Anti-Retroviral Agents/adverse effects, Cognition Disorders/etiology, Comorbidity, Delayed Diagnosis, HIV Infections/complications, HIV Infections/diagnosis, Humans
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