11-28-11: Aging with HIV
HIV and AIDS don’t go away–they’re a lifelong problem for those who contract it. But what that means has changed a lot in the last decade and a half.
Thanks to new medications, those with the virus are living longer and healthier lives. At the same time they are aging with AIDS, we’re also seeing an increase in new infections among older people.
Today we’re going to talk about aging with HIV, and the social and medical issues involved. We’ll hear from Heather Hauck, director of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration, and Kelly Gebo, associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University’s medical school.