Prevalence of HIV and chronic comorbidities among older adults

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dc.description.abstract Limited evidence is available on HIV, aging and comorbidities in sub-Saharan Africa. This article describes the prevalence of HIV and chronic comorbidities among those aged 50 years and older in South Africa using nationally representative data. The WHO's Study of global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) was conducted in South Africa in 2007-2008. SAGE includes nationally representative cohorts of persons aged 50 years and older, with comparison samples of those aged 18-49 years, which aims to study health and its determinants. Logistic and linear regression models were applied to data from respondents aged 50 years and older to determine associations between age, sex and HIV status and various outcome variables including prevalence of seven chronic conditions. HIV prevalence among adults aged 50 and older in South Africa was 6.4% and was particularly elevated among Africans, women aged 50-59 and those living in rural areas. Rates of chronic disease were higher among all older adults compared with those aged 18-49. Of those aged 50 years and older, 29.6% had two or more of the seven chronic conditions compared with 8.8% of those aged 18-49 years. When controlling for age and sex among those aged 50 and older, BMI was lower among HIV-infected older adults aged 50 and older than in HIV-uninfected individuals of the same age (30.6) (P < 0.0001). Grip strength among HIV-infected older adults was significantly weaker than among similarly-aged HIV-uninfected individuals. HIV-infected older adults in South Africa have high rates of chronic disease and weakness. Studies are required to examine HIV diagnostics and treatment instigation rates among older adults to ensure equity of access to quality care, as the number and percentage of older adults living with HIV is likely to increase. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ADULTS en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject CHRONIC DISEASES en
dc.title Prevalence of HIV and chronic comorbidities among older adults en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber XFCLAA en
dc.Volume 26 en
dc.BudgetYear 2012/13 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle AIDS en
dc.ArchiveNumber 7402 en
dc.PageNumber S55-S63 en
dc.outputnumber 6053 en
dc.bibliographictitle Negin, J., Martiniuk, A., Cumming, R.G., Naidoo, N., Phaswana-Mafuya, N., Madurai, L., Williams, S. & Kowal, P. (2012) Prevalence of HIV and chronic comorbidities among older adults. AIDS. 26:S55-S63. en
dc.publicationyear 2012 en
dc.contributor.author1 Negin, J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Martiniuk, A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Cumming, R.G. en
dc.contributor.author4 Naidoo, N. en
dc.contributor.author5 Phaswana-Mafuya, N. en
dc.contributor.author6 Madurai, L. en
dc.contributor.author7 Williams, S. en
dc.contributor.author8 Kowal, P. en

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