HIV infection and older Americans: The public health perspective

John T. Brooks, Kate Buchacz, Kelly A. Gebo, Jonathan Mermin

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HIV disease is often perceived as a condition affecting young adults. However, approximately 11% of new infections occur in adults aged 50 years or older. Among persons living with HIV disease, it is estimated that more than half will be aged 50 years or older in the near future. In this review, we highlight issues related to HIV prevention and treatment for HIV-uninfected andHIV-infected older Americans, and outline unique considerations and emerging challenges for public health and patient management in these 2 populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1516-1526
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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