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HIV and Premature Aging: A Field Still in Its Infancy

Jeffrey Martin, MD, MPH; and Paul Volberding, MD
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From University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94107; and University of California San Francisco and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M10-2011.

Requests for Single Reprints: Paul Volberding, MD, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121; e-mail, paul.volberding@va.gov.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Martin: University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry Street, Suite 5700, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Dr. Volberding: 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121.

Ann Intern Med. 2010;153(7):477-479. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-153-7-201010050-00013
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In this issue, Shiels and colleagues illustrate that it is insufficient to observe the distribution of age of onset of cancer in HIV-infected patients compared with HIV-uninfected persons. This editorial describes the hypothesis of premature aging in HIV infection and the article's findings.

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