Chemosensory loss in adults aging with HIV.

Academic Article


  • Given that gustatory and olfactory impairments occur with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the normal aging process, people aging with HIV may experience considerable chemosensory losses. Declines may place such adults at risk for eating contaminated foods, malnutrition, cognitive complaints, and reduced quality of life. Implications for study and treatment are considered.
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  • Adult, Aged, Ageusia, Aging, Chemoreceptor Cells, Female, HIV Seropositivity, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Olfaction Disorders, Quality of Life
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    Author List

  • Vance DE
  • Start Page

  • 1087
  • End Page

  • 1090
  • Volume

  • 99
  • Issue

  • 3 Pt 2