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1st Edition

HIV and Aging

Edited By

Sharon Dian Lee

ISBN 9781420065978
Published March 27, 2008 by CRC Press
152 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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:

  • What are the similarities with immune system changes that occur with aging and those associated with HIV?
  • What effects do HIV and HIV medications have on cardiovascular health?
  • What do we know about drug interactions between antiretrovirals and medicines used to treat diseases of aging?

Table of Contents

Overview. Immunology. Neurologic. Depression. Cardiovascular and Lipids. Pulmonary. Renal. Gastrointestinal. Endocrinology. Bone and Joint. Oncology.

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SHARON DIAN LEE is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine University of Kansas, Kansas City, and Founder and Director, Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Lee completed her MD from the University of Kansas, Kansas City, and Family Medicine training at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice, American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and American Academy of HIV Medicine.


"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