152 pages | 30 B/W Illus.
More than two decades into the global HIV epidemic, many HIV positive patients who have access to antiretroviral medications are graying. These patients and their clinicians now face another set of complex health issues related to aging. HIV and Aging examines the known effects of HIV and HIV medications on older patients and on their immune systems. The book explores the coalescence of aging and HIV on neurologic, psychiatric, cardiovascular, endocrine, renal, and pulmonary systems and oncology.
Written by some of today’s top experts, HIV and Aging answers questions like:
"In this well-balanced text edited by Sharon Dian Lee (University of Kansas) and featuring contributions from the leading researchers in the field, readers are given a thorough overview of the "known effects" that HIV (and the most common medications used to treat the affliction) have on the older patient….Recommended to all internists who treat HIV patients in various age groups. Additionally, this volume is highly recommended to all Health Science libraries in that it offers ground-breaking research in an area of HIV study that has, to date, been over-looked." —John Aiello, The Electric Review
Overview. Immunology. Neurologic. Depression. Cardiovascular and Lipids. Pulmonary. Renal. Gastrointestinal. Endocrinology. Bone and Joint. Oncology.