Journal article

Ageing in patients with chronic HIV infection: impact of hypercoagulation

Stephen J Kent, Charles Flexner

AIDS RESEARCH AND THERAPY | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Ageing is the result of biological events that progressively and irreversibly compromise the function of vital organs and eventually result in death. There is a general perception that ageing is accelerated in people living with HIV, with an increasing body of evidence to support this view. With the introduction of effective antiretroviral therapy, the life expectancy of people living with HIV has improved. Since people with HIV are living longer than previously, while also ageing faster than the general population, there is an increase in HIV-positive patients living with age-related comorbidities. This brief overview of ageing and HIV discusses aspects of the complications of HIV infection..

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