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Frailty Status and Risk of Falls in HIV-Infected Older Adults in the ACTG A5322 Study
  from Jules: frailty is increasingly common in older HIV+ and greater for them compared to similarly aged HIV-neg. Frailty can cause a fall & multiple falls, the general literature finds falls & consequent fractures can increase mortality & certainly reduce quality of life. Older HIV+ over 60have on average 4-6 comorbidities & are taking 12-15 medications. In turn frailty and polypharmacy along with multiple comorbidities will increase healthcare costs for this group of older HIV+ several fold compared to younger HIV+
Reported by Jules Levin
CROI 2017 Feb 14-16 Seattle, WA
Katherine Tassiopoulos1 , Mona Abdo1, Susan L Koletar2, Frank J Palella3, Babafemi Taiwo4, Kristine Erlandson5
1Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; 2Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; 4Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA; 5Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA; 6University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA






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