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Body Fat Changes with Aging in People with HIV: Implications for Healthspan and Lifespan


Published Date: 05/08/2023

Expiration Date: 04/11/2026

CE Credit: CME:1


Aging with HIV disease is often accompanied by bothersome body fat changes that affect our patients' self-images. But fat depots also have variable effects on health outcomes that we need to understand in order to best serve our aging patient population. 


Todd T. Brown,MD, PhD

Todd Brown, MD, PhD is the primary endocrine consultant to the Johns Hopkins HIV Clinic. His research focuses on metabolic, endocrine, and skeletal abnormalities observed in HIV-infected patients. He is the co-chair of the Executive Committee of the MACS WIHS Combined Cohort Study and has served in leadership positions for the ACTG. He has mentored multiple trainees from across the country and around the world in the area of HIV Comorbidities and Aging. He has published widely on the topic of HIV and endocrine conditions and lectures internationally on this and other issues related to metabolic diseases in HIV. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how body fat changes with aging.
  • Know about the various fat depots and their associations with health outcomes.
  • Be aware of how body fat changes may differ in people with HIV, what factors may influence these differences, and what this means for aging people living with HIV.

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