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The Lisbon Patient: Meet the man living with HIV who’s about to turn 100

Miguel walks with poise, sometimes leaning on a cane as he steadily moves down the hallway of a busy urban hospital outside Lisbon, Portugal. But other than the walking aid and some vision and hearing loss — nothing surprising for a man who will be 100 this spring — on the surface, he is the picture of perfect geriatric health. Miguel, however, has spent at least a quarter of a century living with HIV.

Referred to in a soon-to-be published case study as “The Lisbon Patient,” Miguel — which is not his real name — is also the oldest documented person with HIV in the world.

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Source:
CTV News
News categories: Life expectancy, Quality of life