The Approach to the Patient With HIV With Specific Symptom Complexes/Common Presentations

  • Author: Steven C. Johnson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/31/21 (What's New)


  • CDC estimate that nearly 52% of persons living with HIV in the US are older than 50 years of age[CDC 2019]
  • Degenerative and age-related conditions are increasingly seen in HIV-infected patients, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, degenerative joint disease, osteoporosis, and malignancies

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