Many older people lead healthy, active and exciting lives and living with HIV should not impact on this.
A blood pressure test measures the pressure of the blood as it is pumped through your arteries and around your body.
As we age we gradually lose bone density, meaning that our bones do not renew themselves as quickly.
Brain impairment is a term used to refer to problems such as memory loss, confusion, behavioural changes and problems with coordination or movement.
One in three people will develop cancer in their lifetime.
If you have diabetes you have too much glucose in the blood (blood sugar) because your body cannot use it properly.
Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in the UK and includes a range of conditions which affect the heart and the surrounding arteries.
Kidneys filter toxins and waste products from your blood.
Many women living with HIV can expect to have a normal lifespan, and will therefore go through the menopause.
As well as affecting your immune system, HIV can sometimes affect your hormonal system and periods.
Various people talk about the effect HIV has had on their everyday health
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