As patients with HIV around the world receive treatments that extend their lives, they increasingly need care for chronic conditions. A new research agenda from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aims to help prepare physicians in low- and middle-income countries to meet those needs.
With longer lives, patients with HIV face a new set of challenges. Chronic diseases associated with aging or illnesses caused by HIV treatment or HIV infection may emerge. These growing populations of HIV patients with chronic ailments may strain some countries’ already limited health resources.
Kuehn BM. NIH Outlines Needs for Ongoing Care of Longer-Living Patients With HIV. JAMA. 2014;312(12):1185. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12754