Analysis of data from 28 089 PLWH receiving ART in Japan showed that the cumulative burden of chronic comorbidities and non-AIDS-defining cancers increased with age and that co-medication was more common among older patients. These findings suggest that special treatment and attention by physicians are needed to support the development of optimal healthcare strategies for different age groups, particularly the increasing population of older individuals. Further, non-AIDS-defining cancers are more common than AIDS-defining cancers, especially among older PLWH. A thoughtful review of the strategies used for screening cancers in older PLWH would probably demonstrate benefits to patient populations.
The funder had no role in study design, data analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
This work was supported by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) Research on HIV/AIDS Program Grant Number JPMH21HB1005.
HIV Medicine. 2022;23(5):485-493. © 2022 Blackwell Publishing