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HIV and aging: an overview of an emerging issue

Sean Slavin A G , Julian Elliott B , Christopher Fairley C , Martyn French D E , Jennifer Hoy B , Matthew Law F and Sharon Lewin B
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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

Abstract

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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