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  16th European AIDS Conference
October 25-27 2017
Milan, Italy
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Characterization of the Aging Population Living with HIV in Portugal: a multicentre, observational study to evaluate comorbidities in patients above 50 years of age - AGING POSITIVE
  from Jules: of note, a significant percent had relatively low CD4 nadir and 100,000 HIV RNA at diagnosis. Age ranged from 59-87, average age around 60 [with increasing age these numbers will increase too] - 8.0% renal failure, 8% non-AIDS malignancies, 5.7% had osteoporosis, 13.5% diabetes, 14.2% chronic HCV, 23.9% depression/chronic anxiety, 39.7% arterial hypertension, 4.2% chronic HBV, 3.7% stroke / 3.5% acute myocardial infarction, 9.0% emphysema/bronchitis, 60.8% hyper cholesterol / 50% on lipid lowering drugs, 17.7% on anti-depressantsm 6% on osteoporosis treatments.....49% see non AIDS specialists
EACS: Aging in Portugal: The number of PLHIV aged 50+ will double in the next 20 years, representing 80% of the estimated overall prevalence in 2037. The proportion over 70 will increase 4.3 times going from 6% to 26%. - (12/06/17)
Reported by Jules Levin
EACS Conference 2017, Milan, Italy, October 25-27, 2017
Serrao R1, Velez J2, Maltez F3, Tavares A4, Pacheco P5, Mansinho K6, Neves I7, Sarmento E Castro R4, Almeida JC8, Passaro L8 1Department of Infectious Diseases, Centro Hospitalar de Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal; 2Department of Infecciology, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal; 3Department of Infectious Diseases, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Hospital Curry Cabral, Lisboa, Portugal; 4Department of Infectious Diseases, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal; 5Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Prof. Dr. Fernando da Fonseca, Amadora, Portugal; 6Department of Infectious Diseases, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Hospital Egas Moniz, Lisboa, Portugal; 7Department of Infecciology, Unidade Local de Sa˙de de Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal; 8MSD Lda, Pašo de Arcos, Portugal