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HIV after 50: Incidence rising

KEY POINT

In 2004, more than 25% of persons with HIV were older than 50 years, according to recent analysis of patients in New Jersey, owing to both later age at infection and increased longevity of those with the virus. A second study emphasizes the importance of simple measures such as use of a pillbox for increasing adherence to antiretroviral agents, which can have a great impact on viral load and CD4 counts.