Epidemiology of HIV Infection in the Developed World

  • Author: Mauro Schechter, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • HIV-infected patients are increasingly affected by cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, endocrine, and metabolic disorders, and non–AIDS-defining cancers due to improved life expectancy resulting from ART[Moore 2008; Mocroft 2004; Fleishman 2003; Gardner 2003; Buchacz 2008b; Berry 2012]
  • Hospitalizations due to opportunistic infections have decreased among HIV-infected persons in the US, whereas admissions for chronic conditions have increased[Buchacz 2008b; Berry 2012]
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