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“Growing old with HIV after decades of drug success”

 

The success of breakthrough HIV drugs means one of the biggest challenges in the decades to come will be treating HIV as part of the aging process. More than half of all people with HIV in the United States are over 50, and by 2030 it is estimated that this figure will rise to 70 percent, according to the International Society for Infectious Diseases. Older HIV patients will be in general decline, while also battling conditions caused by decades of HIV drug use. Read more here.

Source: Kramer, Leslie. “Growing old with HIV after decades of drug success.” CNBC. 15 February 2017. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/14/the-new-hiv-challenge-treating-the-disease-as-a-geriatric-condition.html