HIV and older adults: clinical outcomes in the era of HAART.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

As the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic enters its third decade, nurses are caring for increasing numbers of older adults with HIV who are on complicated medication regimens or highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Although HAART has revolutionized HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) care, little is known about how older adults respond to the new therapies. A review of the medical records of 19 older (> or = 50 years) and 18 younger (< 40 years) adults initiated on their first HAART regimen revealed both older and younger adults had similar positive clinical outcomes. Nurses need to individualize their care to patients of all ages rather than develop specific clinical guidelines for older adults with HIV.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Uphold, CR; Maruenda, J; Yarandi, HN; Sleasman, JW; Bender, BS

Published Date

  • July 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 16 - 24

PubMed ID

  • 15287323

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0098-9134

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/0098-9134-20040701-06


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States