Living longer with HIV/AIDS
The Kansas City Star
A revelation from the International AIDS conference this week in Washington, D.C., is people with the disease are living longer.
A lot longer. The Associated Press reported that a third of the 1.2 million Americans with HIV are over age 50, and by 2020 more than half will be over 50.
That shows that scientists and other persons in the fight against HIV/AIDS are gaining ground against the disease. A downside to aging with HIV/AIDS is an acceleration in health problems normally associated with getting older.
That includes thinning bones, heart disease and other health related problems.