Working towards an understanding of bone disease in HIV
Current Opinion In HIV and AIDS May 2016 V.11 N.3 P.251–252
Brown, Todd T.; Mallon, Patrick W.G.
aDivision of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
bHIV Molecular Research Group, School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Over the next 15 years, the population of older people living with HIV is expected to increase markedly. In the Dutch ATHENA cohort, for example, the proportion of HIV-infected persons 60 years and older will increase from 8% in 2010 to 39% in 2030, with expected increases in aging-related comorbidities . Osteoporotic fracture is a quintessential disease of aging whose incidence increases exponentially after age 65–70 years in the general population. It is also a major cause of morbidity, mortality, reduced quality of life, and healthcare expenditure…
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