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Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research
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Absence of Frailty in an Older Population of HIV Infected Adults: Experience from an Urban HIV Clinic

Marjorie P Golden1* and Laura F Wilson2

1Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

2SRC-Yale New Haven Hospital, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Marjorie P Golden
Yale University School of Medicine, SRC-Yale New Haven Hospital
1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Tel: 203.789.6083
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: April 09, 2017; Accepted Date: April 19, 2017; Published Date: April 22, 2017

Citation: Golden MP, Wilson LF (2017) Absence of Frailty in an Older Population of HIV Infected Adults: Experience from an Urban HIV Clinic. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 6:416. doi: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000416

Copyright: © 2017 Golden MP, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

 

Abstract

In the US, there has been an increase in the number of older adults living with HIV. At the end of 2013, 42% of HIV-infected adults in the US were >50 and 6% were >65. In 1996-1997, a 20-year-old with HIV infection had a life expectancy of 19 years, while in 2011, life expectancy had improved to 53 years [1]. In our clinic which provides care to approximately 660 HIV-infected adults, about 9% of active patients are >65.

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