Aging with HIV: clinical considerations for an emerging population.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • OVERVIEW: Since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy, HIV infection has become a chronic, albeit life-threatening, condition that can be managed; therefore, more and more people are growing older with HIV. Although little research has been conducted on how HIV infection and the aging process interact to affect patient care and well-being, the bodies of literature pertaining to gerontology and HIV and AIDS offer some guidance. It can be helpful for the nurse to have a brief overview of some common concerns--in particular, the potential for drug interactions or toxicities, cognitive declines, and emotional problems--that nurses and other health care professionals are likely to face when providing care to older adults with HIV.
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    Keywords

  • Aged, Aging, Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active, Chronic Disease, Cognition Disorders, Comorbidity, Disease Progression, Drug Interactions, Geriatric Nursing, HIV Infections, Humans, Longevity, Mental Disorders, Nurse's Role, United States
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    Author List

  • Vance DE
  • Start Page

  • 42
  • End Page

  • 47
  • Volume

  • 110
  • Issue

  • 3