hard truths

The Olds Get AIDS And Die

So much for wisdom coming with age: “People over 50 with HIV are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage disease than younger adults, according to a British study. They are also more than twice as likely to die within a year of their HIV test as are younger people, even if they are diagnosed late. ‘We have a group of people who don’t get tested because they don’t think they are at risk,’ said Dr. Valerie Delpech, of the U.K. Health Protection Agency Center for Infections in London, who worked on the study.”