The frailty and frail elderly was defined in 2001 by Fried as a physiological state of
heightened vulnerability to external shocks. 5 criteria for classifying the elderly in 3
categories: frail, pre-frail and not frail. The prevalence of frailty in the general
population was estimated to be 7%, 10% and 20% for over 65 years and 45% for over 85 years.
This concept is explored in some chronic diseases, in order to prevent the loss of autonomy
and tailor the treatment. In the carrier population of HIV, a North American retrospective
study showed the frailty syndrome manifested as early as 10 years before, than in the general
population. Furthermore various studies show in this specific population, increased incidence
of diseases linked to age, suggesting an accelerated and premature aging.
objectives: The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of frailty defined
Fried syndrome in a population of subjects aged 50 and over Holders of chronic HIV infection.