Aging | Body Positive News

Unique Health Care Challenges for Older Adults with HIV

Individuals with HIV may be at a greater risk of developing age-related health conditions such as cardiovascular (heart) disease, chronic pulmonary (lung) disease, osteoporosis (bone density loss), and cognitive impairment (changes in memory and thinking) than similarly aged peers without HIV.

Oftentimes, multiple chronic conditions in an aging individual create health effects that are more detrimental than would otherwise be expected, making it even more critical for HIV care providers to take into consideration all of their patients’ clinical needs in addition to HIV concerns. Read More...