HIV infection can lead to premature ageing

This study comes in a contradiction to all the antiretroviral therapies that had led to a significant fall in the mortality rates earlier.

Zee Media Bureau/Sumit Channa

New Delhi: A new study has shown that people with HIV infection can become susceptible to premature ageing. As per the study, HIV can prematurely age patients by at least five years.

This study comes in a contradiction to all the antiretroviral therapies that had led to a significant fall in the mortality rates earlier.

 

Experts have discovered that HIV-virus infection is capable of prematurely advancing the human ageing process and also propel the onset of age-related diseases like neurocognitive impairment, liver problems and cardiovascular disease.

 

Researchers suggest that people with HIV infection should be aware of all this and should try to minimise the risks by leading a healthy lifestyle and also keep a check on the diet, tobacco and alcohol use.

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