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)


  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis are increased in HIV-infected individuals compared with uninfected controls[Brown 2006]
    • HCV coinfection linked to higher risk vs HIV monoinfection[Dong 2014]
  • Older age has been found to be an independent predictor of progression to osteopenia or osteoporosis among HIV-infected patients[Bonjoch 2010]

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