HIV patients experience old-age illnesses earlier

02/6/2008 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Despite advances in antiretroviral AIDS treatments, old-age conditions such as blindness, heart attack, memory decline and diseases of the bone, liver and kidneys are manifesting 10 to 20 years sooner than expected in many people with HIV. Medical professionals, however, still consider the drugs or their combinations as vital since they significantly reduce the number of deaths caused by the virus.

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