Journal Article

Clinical Experience with Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Older Patients in the Era of Effective Antiretroviral Therapy

M. Grimes Richard, E. Otiniano Max, C. Rodriguez-Barradas Maria and Lai Dejian

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 11, pages 1530-1533
Published in print June 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/340404
Clinical Experience with Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Older Patients in the Era of Effective Antiretroviral Therapy

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New therapies for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–infected patients suggest the need to examine whether these therapies are as effective in older patients as in younger patients. Fifty-two patients aged ≥50 years were compared with 52 patients aged <50 years for changes in CD4+ counts, viral loads, opportunistic disease, hospitalizations, drug side effects, and death. No differences were found, except for higher rates of candidiasis in younger patients. Antiretroviral therapy seems to be equally effective in older and younger patients.

Journal Article.  2241 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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