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What is AIDS? What HIV Life Cycle

First the basics: what is AIDS? AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a condition caused by a virus called HIV. This virus attacks the immune system, "security team" of the body that fights infection. When the immune system is damaged, you lose this protection and can develop many serious infections and cancers ...

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Fear of HIV and aging? Stop smoking

People living with HIV often worry about the relationship between HIV and aging if HIV infection is leading to premature aging. Concerned about HIV and aging? Stop Smoking HIV itself is not making many people sick! However, some people with HIV are having problems ...

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As HIV infection? As it leads to illness? ...

The complicated and delicate process that HIV "uses" to put us ill? Almost thirty years after the first AIDS cases were documented, we still do not know exactly how HIV destroys the immune system (!!!). But inflammation - sustained immune activation - is now seen as a key factor in the process in which they concretize their ...

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HIV and early aging

Today, more than half of all people living with HIV in the United States are 50 years of age or older. This is mainly because people are living much longer with HIV thanks to effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), and that these are good news! The bad news is ...

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People living with HIV in older age suffer from multiple morbidities but not with premature aging

Increasingly, clinical care providers for people living with HIV are spending less time managing drug resistance and toxicities associated with short-term ART and more time managing age-related diseases. This shift in care is underlined by reports that most of the deaths for this population are the result of non-AIDS-related illnesses. People who are infected with HIV are getting older ...

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No new HIV infections among users in PrEP with consistent use of Truvada

The incidence of HIV infections was "extremely low" in a demonstration pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) project at community-based clinics in Miami, San Francisco and Washington, DC; and there were no new infections observed between bisexual men and men who have sex with other men who took Truvada (tenofovir / emtricitabine) at least two ...

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You can slow the aging process?

We are far from discovering the fountain of youth, but a number of factors are consistently associated with reduced risk of developing diseases and conditions related to age. Many are old standbys hot that we have been hearing about for decades, but there is a good reason for them ...

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