Mortality risk in older people on antiretroviral therapy

Mutevedzi, P. C., & Newell, M. L.

The report by Morna Cornell and colleagues in The Lancet HIV on the effect of age on mortality in a large South African antiretroviral treatment (ART) programme emphasises three issues for health-care delivery: ageing of the population of people with HIV who are receiving therapy, possibly poor immunological response to ART in older people, and delayed HIV diagnosis and treatment initiation in older people.

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