Understanding HIV in an ageing population

ViiV Healthcare

This infographic outlines the key reasons for the growing number of people over 50 living with HIV, the lack of access to health services and treatment challenges they often face, as well as the gaps in scientific understanding with regard to the needs of the ageing HIV population.

September 17, 2018
Year of publication
2015
Resource types
Infographics
Tags
HIV and ageing, older people living with HIV, ageing HIV population, access to services

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