Age-specific strategies are needed when caring for older individuals with HIV

Posted by on October 4, 2016 12:54 pm
Categories: health

A new article highlights the differences between older and younger adults living with HIV, and offers age-specific strategies on how to provide care. Older individuals differ from younger patients with HIV in many ways — for example, they tend to have an increased risk for late or missed diagnoses, differing side effects from antiretroviral therapies, and increased comorbidities. Only a few existing treatment guidelines make distinctions when it comes to care by age, however.

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