The ageing of HIV: implications for geriatric medicine.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126468
Title:
The ageing of HIV: implications for geriatric medicine.
Authors:
Kearney, Fiona; Moore, Allan R; Donegan, Ciaran F; Lambert, John
Affiliation:
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. jlambert@mater.ie
Citation:
The ageing of HIV: implications for geriatric medicine. 2010, 39 (5):536-41 Age Ageing
Journal:
Age and ageing
Issue Date:
Sep-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126468
DOI:
10.1093/ageing/afq083
PubMed ID:
20685813
Abstract:
The prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the over 50 age group is increasing as a consequence of younger adults ageing with HIV, in addition to new diagnoses in later life. We conducted searches in MEDLINE for English language studies published between January 1984 and January 2010 using search terms 'HIV', 'AIDS', 'HIV testing' and 'HIV complications' and selected articles relevant to adults aged 50 years and over. The prevalence, natural history and complications of HIV infection and treatment in older adults are reviewed. In 2007 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States reported that 16.8% of new diagnoses of HIV that year were in individuals aged over 50 years. Older adults are vulnerable to late or missed diagnosis, and poorer treatment outcomes, due to the misconception that they are not at risk. A heightened awareness of HIV as a possible diagnosis in older adults is becoming increasingly important. As the HIV population ages, the emergence of disease and treatment complications such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and dementia are evident. Management of older adults with HIV and multiple co-morbidities presents challenges to infectious diseases physicians and geriatricians alike. Inclusion of older adults in future HIV clinical trials will help design healthcare models to provide for this growing population.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Age Distribution; Aged; Aging; Geriatrics; HIV Infections; Humans; Prevalence; Risk Factors
ISSN:
1468-2834

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKearney, Fionaen
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Allan Ren
dc.contributor.authorDonegan, Ciaran Fen
dc.contributor.authorLambert, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-31T08:10:52Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-31T08:10:52Z-
dc.date.issued2010-09-
dc.identifier.citationThe ageing of HIV: implications for geriatric medicine. 2010, 39 (5):536-41 Age Ageingen
dc.identifier.issn1468-2834-
dc.identifier.pmid20685813-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ageing/afq083-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/126468-
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the over 50 age group is increasing as a consequence of younger adults ageing with HIV, in addition to new diagnoses in later life. We conducted searches in MEDLINE for English language studies published between January 1984 and January 2010 using search terms 'HIV', 'AIDS', 'HIV testing' and 'HIV complications' and selected articles relevant to adults aged 50 years and over. The prevalence, natural history and complications of HIV infection and treatment in older adults are reviewed. In 2007 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States reported that 16.8% of new diagnoses of HIV that year were in individuals aged over 50 years. Older adults are vulnerable to late or missed diagnosis, and poorer treatment outcomes, due to the misconception that they are not at risk. A heightened awareness of HIV as a possible diagnosis in older adults is becoming increasingly important. As the HIV population ages, the emergence of disease and treatment complications such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and dementia are evident. Management of older adults with HIV and multiple co-morbidities presents challenges to infectious diseases physicians and geriatricians alike. Inclusion of older adults in future HIV clinical trials will help design healthcare models to provide for this growing population.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAge Distribution-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAging-
dc.subject.meshGeriatrics-
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.titleThe ageing of HIV: implications for geriatric medicine.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geriatric Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. jlambert@mater.ieen
dc.identifier.journalAge and ageingen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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