CROI 2014: Researchers Discuss HIV, Aging, and Frailty
04 April 2014 - People living with HIV are at greater risk of geriatric syndromes such as frailty and difficulty with daily activities than HIV negative people of the same age -- and this can have a significant effect upon their quality of life as they age, according to several studies presented at the 14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) last month in Boston.
Some of the findings described how HIV-associated inflammation and immune activation may be partly responsible for early aging in people with HIV, while others reported on increased frailty risk associated with a number of other conditions that are common in HIV positive people, such as injection drug use.
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