Ahead of time: A practical guide to growing older with HIV

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The impact of HIV on our bodies and on the immune system as we get older is greatly affected by ageing. HIV  affects each of us differently. Some people progress to symptoms very quickly, while others live for 20-plus years without any signs of immune suppression or symptoms.

Each of us ages differently as well. How well we age and how the ageing of our bodies impacts upon our health is  unique to each of us. Therefore, HIV infection —coupled  with natural ageing— creates added challenges for  maintaining good health.