HIV study finds no sign of accelerated ageing

Do people living with HIV age more quickly, despite the fact that their infection is well controlled? Concerns have emerged in recent years, and an EU-funded study was launched to look into the matter by exploring links with age-related conditions, with a specific focus on cognitive impairment. No acceleration was observed.

The EU-funded four-year COBRA project focused on age-related disorders in persons living with HIV. The researchers concluded that the added risk of developing such conditions may have been exaggerated, and that any such added risk stabilises once patients receive effective treatment.

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