HIV infection prematurely ages humans by an average of 5 years

Posted by on April 21, 2016 5:36 pm
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Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can be expected to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed that these patients often show signs of premature aging. Now a study has applied a highly accurate biomarker to measure just how much HIV infection ages people at the biological level — an average of almost 5 years.

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