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Predictions of geriatric HIV in 2030

12 Jun, 2015
By: David E Vance, Shameka L Codye

In 2010, we used our HIV clinic database located in the southern USA to develop a clinical profile of what HIV infection means at each decade of life, focusing specifically on adults older than 50 years.1 Several of our findings were quite revealing. First, the prevalence of depression and anxiety is largely constant across the lifespan at roughly 40% and 20%, respectively. Second, the average number of prescribed drugs for individuals in their 50s was 12·48, which increased to 14·82 for those aged 60 years or older.