HIV and aging: an overview of an emerging issueSean Slavin A G , Julian Elliott B , Christopher Fairley C , Martyn French D E , Jennifer Hoy B , Matthew Law F and Sharon Lewin B
A National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Newtown, NSW 2042, Australia.
B Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic. 3181, Australia.
C Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Carlton, Vic. 3053, Australia.
D The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia.
E Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA 6001, Australia.
F The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia.
G Corresponding author. Email: Sean@napwa.org.au
Sexual Health 8(4) 449-451 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH11110
Submitted: 8 August 2011 Accepted: 15 August 2011 Published: 9 November 2011
Age related morbidity among people living with HIV has increased as people with the virus live longer. This introduction provides an overview of all the articles which cover a spectrum of issues including particular diseases, the science of immunosenescence and the psycho-social challenges of ageing with HIV. It considers whether a syndrome of accelerated ageing exists among people with HIV finding that evidence is currently lacking to support this theory.
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