Comorbidities

Comorbidities in Older Persons with HIV

  • Oct 10, 18
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Because of increased survival of older persons with HIV, the frequency of comorbidities is expected to become higher in patients in the coming years.

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Older Patients Perceive Comorbidity Treatment as Less Critical than ART

  • Aug 21, 18
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Patients’ perceive their ART as crucial for their living. Is their attitude similar for those medications they take for comorbid conditions? To assess this, a sample of 150 patients from the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS) was assessed.

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Thumbnail for Module 16. Hepatic Coinfection

Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are common coinfections in HIV+ patients. Liver disease related to these infections is a frequent cause of mortality in coinfected patients.

Thumbnail for Module 15. Neurologic Complications

An array of neurologic complications may be caused by, or affected by the HIV virus and its treatment. These issues can impact choice and timing of antiretroviral therapy.

Thumbnail for Module 14. CV Complications of HIV

The HIV+ population exhibits a higher prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors, including smoking, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, substance abuse, stress, and mental illness.

Thumbnail for Module 13. Bone Complications of HIV

HIV+ persons are at higher risk for bone loss and subsequent fractures than uninfected persons. Demographic, lifestyle, HIV-specific, and ART-specific risk factors contribute to bone loss.

Thumbnail for Module 12. Renal Comorbidity

Understanding the epidemiology and risk factors for renal disease in HIV+ patients helps clinicians distinguish among a broad spectrum of renal diseases in this population.

Thumbnail for Module 9. ART for Special Populations

HIV-positive pregnant women, infants, children, injection drug users, and older adults present specific and important challenges for treatment and monitoring.

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