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Title

Ageing with HIV in south africa

Authors

Hontelez JA, Lurie MN, Newell ML

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Other

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Journal Name

AIDS

Publication Date

6/15/2011

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21681056

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PMID

21681056

Abstract

We used an established microsimulation model, quantified to a rural South African setting with a well-developed antiretroviral treatment program, to predict the impact of antiretroviral therapy on the HIV epidemic in the population aged 50+. We show that the HIV prevalence in patients aged 50+ will nearly double in the next 30 years, while the fraction of HIV infected patients aged over 50 will triple in the same period. This ageing epidemic has important consequences for the South African health-care system, as older HIV patients require specialized care​

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Topic

Ageing

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