Special Considerations Related to Aging in HIV-Infected Patients

  • 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: 9/28/15 (What's New)


  • Conditions traditionally associated with HIV infection account for fewer than one third of deaths among HIV-infected patients receiving medical care (Figure 4)[Goulet 2007; Keitz 1996; Pitts 2005; Smith 2009; ref: Guaraldi 2010b]
  • Regardless of their cause, the presence of comorbidities complicates the care of older HIV-infected patients
  • Cardiovascular DiseaseDiabetes, Lipodystrophy, and the Metabolic Syndrome
      Non-AIDS–Defining Malignancies
        Bone Metabolism
          Other Comorbidities

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