Cronicidad, envejecimiento y multimorbilidad

Translated title of the contribution: Chronicity, ageing and multimorbidity

Fátima Brañas, Amaya Azcoaga, Marisa García Ontiveros, Antonio Antela

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Thanks to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), HIV-related mortality has been drastically reduced and HIV infection has become a chronic disease. The HIV-infected population is ageing prematurely. Despite good immunovirological control, HIV causes chronic inflammation and accelerated immunosenes-cence. This clinically manifests as an increased prevalence of age-related comorbidity and frailty occurring earlier than in the general population. The heterogeneity of older HIV-infected adults highlights the rele-vance of identifying those who are at risk of poor health, and frailty may be an effective indicator. The rela-tionship between ageing, HIV infection, antiretroviral treatment, comorbidities and frailty still needs to be clarified. Elderly HIV-infected adults are complex patients who require a specific, global and multidisci-plinary approach.

Translated title of the contributionChronicity, ageing and multimorbidity
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalEnfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica
Issue numberSuppl 1
Early online date15 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2018


  • Ageing
  • HIV infection
  • Chronicity
  • Comorbidity
  • Frailty


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