HIV disease: Gastrointestinal manifestions in older patients

Giridhar U. Adiga, Thiruvinvamalai S. Dharmarajan, C. S. Pitchumoni

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Abstract

AIDS related deaths have considerably decreased since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Availability of potent drugs, longer survival of adults with HIV disease, lack of awareness, a feeling of personal shame and guilt and blood transfusions received in an earlier era with inadequate screening techniques of donor blood have contributed to increased occurrence of HIV in older adults. In the elderly, AIDS is associated with shorter survival and varied manifestations. Being the largest lymphoid organ in the body, it comes as no surprise that the gastrointestinal system is vulnerable to HIV infection. The following is a discussion on HIV disease in older subjects, with a focus on the gastrointestinal manifestations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-46
Number of pages23
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Volume27
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
HIV
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Donor Selection
Shame
Guilt
Survival
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
Blood Donors
Blood Transfusion
HIV Infections
Emotions
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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HIV disease : Gastrointestinal manifestions in older patients. / Adiga, Giridhar U.; Dharmarajan, Thiruvinvamalai S.; Pitchumoni, C. S.

In: Practical Gastroenterology, Vol. 27, No. 4, 01.04.2003, p. 24-46.

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Adiga, Giridhar U. ; Dharmarajan, Thiruvinvamalai S. ; Pitchumoni, C. S. / HIV disease : Gastrointestinal manifestions in older patients. In: Practical Gastroenterology. 2003 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 24-46.
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