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November 19, 2009

Surviving to die of something else: AIDS is a rare cause of death in old people with HIV

"A French study of a group of people with HIV aged over 60 has found that over a four-year period, one in seven of the group died – but not a single death was attributable to an AIDS-defining illness.

"The findings from the French COREVIH Cohort, presented at last week's European AIDS Clinical Society conference in Colgne, underline the increasingly strong realisation in HIV medicine that as patients with HIV on antiretroviral therapy age, the medical problems they face will have much more to do with diseases of ageing than AIDS-defining illnesses. The latest revision of the EACS Treatment Guidelines acknowledges this – see this report."

Read more in Aidsmap, November 18, 2009.