HIV can speed up aging

Just when you thought the virus couldn’t be any worse.

Well, it used to speed up the body’s aging process by “Sorry buddy, with HIV you have a couple of years at most. Then you die of AIDS”.
I’m sure most people with HIV nowadays would happily take the five years of aging.

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Not uncommon with chronic diseases. And like the previous post says, better think of it that way, it is a manageable chronic condition nowadays, instead of a death sentence.

For reference, Rheumatoid Arthritis can shave off up to a decade, and that’s your own body attacking itself, which is sort of insulting on top of sad and painful.

:slight_smile:

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Hmmm…