Aging With HIV: The Graying of AIDS in America

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From amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, via thebody.com

“By 2015, nearly half of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV will be over the age of 50, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and while a growing number of new infections are among people over 50, the majority of people aging with HIV are long-term survivors.”

Many are gay men, infected as they came of age in the 1980s and 1990s, who never expected to reach middle age, and who watched many of their friends die in the prime of their lives. They are known as the AIDS Generation. “Because of the high mortality linked to AIDS before we had potent treatments, many friends and spouses are not alive to help,” says Jeffrey Laurence, M.D., amfAR’s senior scientific consultant for programs. “And HIV itself, despite effective treatment, is linked to a heightened state of inflammation and…

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