HIV and Aging

HIV and Aging

Dec 10, 2013

Thanks to the advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART), people with HIV/AIDS are living longer and healthier lives. But there can be many side effects to HIV drugs, including but not limited to: weight gain or loss, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, rashes, sleep disorders and nerve pain and numbness. As well, once an HIV positive individual begins treatment, she/he must remain on it for the rest of their life in order to prevent drug resistance from developing. Here is a great article from the Glob and Mail that looks at HIV and aging:

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/growing-old-with-hiv-an-unexpected-long-term-care-challenge/article15803366/?service=mobile

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