Italian HIV-positive people over 50 are on the increase

by Roberta Lunghini - 2017.06.07
Italian HIV-positive people over 50 are on the increase
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In Italy, Hiv infections are increasing among people aged over 50 of both sexes. They currently account for 20% of all new diagnoses. Against 14% of those recorded in 2009-2011. The reason for this increase is quite simple: along with the lengthening life expectancy, even active sex life lengthened too. All thanks to the improvement of the health conditions of the population but also to the availability of pharmacological "aids" for the elderly. It is becoming clearer and clearer that AIDS does not concern only a specific category but it is now independent of both sexual orientation and age. These are some of the matters which will be discussed during the ninth edition of ICAR (Italian Conference on AIDS and Antiviral Research), the congress promoted by the Italian Society for Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT), which will be held from 12 to 14 June 2017 in Siena.

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