Saturday, January 8, 2011

27% of Those With HIV Over 50 Years Old

Currently, about "27% of those with HIV are over 50. By 2015, more than half will be, " according to a report of the Office of National AIDS Policy at the White House, October 28, 2010.

A 55-year HIV patient tends to look like a 70-year-old without HIV in terms of the treatment needed. 91% suffer from chronic medical conditions. such as arthritis, hepatitis, neuropathy, depression and high blood pressure. About 77% had two or more.

The survey studied about 1,000 HIV-positive 50+ year olds--640 men, 264 women and 10 transgender people.

1 comment:

Diane J Standiford said...

That is really sad. And AIDS? I know a man wuth AIDS, over 50, and he looks great...he has taken many treatments. I wonder what the oldest living person with AIDS is? Since it started around 1980...