HIV and ageing: what the geriatrician needs to know

Levett, T, Wright, J and Fisher, M (2014) HIV and ageing: what the geriatrician needs to know. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 24 (1). pp. 10-24. ISSN 0959-2598

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Abstract

The transformation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from a rapidly fatal disease to a chronic manageable illness has resulted in annual increases in the numbers of people living with HIV. The HIV cohort is therefore ageing, with numbers of older adults with HIV climbing, through both prolonged survival and late acquisition of the disease. Associated with ageing is an accumulation of HIV-associated non-AIDS related co-morbidities, creating a complex patient group affected by multi-morbidity along with polypharmacy, functional decline and complex social issues. With this in mind, this review seeks to explore areas where HIV (diagnosed or undetected) may impact on the work of clinical geriatricians.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Division of Medical Education
Depositing User: Marie Shelton
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 15:36
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 11:18
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59350
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