Special Considerations Related to Aging in Persons With HIV

  • Author: Matthew B. Goetz, MD (More Info)
  • Section Editor: Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 11/1/21 (What's New)


  • The population of older persons with HIV has greatly increased since the introduction of effective combination ART[CDC 1998; Muñoz 1997; CDC HIV Surveillance; CDC Older]
  • In 2018, more than one half (51%) of people in the United States and dependent areas with diagnosed HIV were 50 years of age or older[CDC Older]
  • These changes are due to improved survival and an increase in the average age at infection
  • Aging in the population with HIV infection is associated with changes in morbidities

The number of older (ie, 50 years of age or older) persons with HIV has greatly increased since the advent of effective combination antiretroviral therapy.[...

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