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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2016, Article ID 2404857, 10 pages
Review Article

HIV Infection in the Elderly: Arising Challenges

Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, The University of Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania

Received 4 April 2016; Revised 14 June 2016; Accepted 30 June 2016

Academic Editor: Arshad Jahangir

Copyright © 2016 Bonaventura C. T. Mpondo. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Globally there is an increase in the number of people living with HIV at an advanced age (50 years and above). This is mainly due to prolonged survival following the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Living with HIV at an advanced age has been shown to be associated with a number of challenges, both clinical and immunological. This minireview aims at discussing the challenges encountered by elderly HIV-infected patients.