When AIDS first devastated the gay community, many HIV+ people thought they'd never live to see 40.
Now, more than a quarter of AIDS patients are over 50 years old, creating new problems for them and the doctors who treat them.
Longterm AIDS patients are 13 times more likely to be depressed, according to a new story in Yahoo!News.
And many feel that after fighting HIV for decades, it's a cruel joke to suddenly be facing health problems typical of other middle-aged Americans like arthritis and heart disease.
AIDS patients are also more likely to suffer from chronic health problems beyond HIV. The article said that HIV+ patients over 55 are three times more likely to have chronic problems that non-infected people over age 70.