Aging with HIV: Clinical considerations for an emerging population

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  • 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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  • Vance DE
  • Start Page

  • 42
  • End Page

  • 47
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  • 110