Here are a few select studies - I selected just a few that portray part of the problem with HIV+ & Aging:
1 - older HIV+ are experiencing increasingly higher rates of frailty particularly as they get older, 1 Italian study found 63% frailty in over 65 HIV+, other studies find 15-20% but frailty rates in HIV+ are much higher than in HIV-neg, particularly as they age,
2- frailty increases risk for falls & thus features: HIV+ have a much higher fall rate & fracture rate - one study of men below show 50% of older HIV+ men in MACS had at least 1 fall,
3- this same phenomenon occurs to WIHS women too,
4 - history of drug use & current use of certain drugs lie anti-depressants & antihistamines increases cognitive impairment in older HIV+ and thus doctors may be over prescribing or using these meds without understanding these risks.
5 - it is well accepted in general population that a fall & fracture after age 65 is very hard if not impossible to fully recover from and very often leads to horrible quality of life and premature death. Jules