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Aging and living with HIV/AIDS

​With individuals either living longer with the disease or contracting it at a later stage in life, HIV/AIDS can no longer be regarded as just a young person’s disease. In fact, people older than 50 will represent 50% of HIV/AIDS cases by 2015. The intersection of aging and HIV/AIDS is explored in this article through the use of an individual example highlighting typical age-related issues encountered in living with a chronic HIV infection and two of the more common comorbid conditions. Nursing implications for managing these conditions-depression and dyslipidemia-as well as other considerations for providing care to older adults with HIV/AIDS are addressed.

Authors: Jang H; Anderson PG; Mentes JC

​J Gerontol Nurs. 2011 Dec;37(12):4-7. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20111104-02. Epub 2011 Nov 16.

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