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HIV/AIDS HAS NO AGE


Thursday, August 31, 2017


September 18th is National Worldwide HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: an estimated 3.6 million people aged 50+ are living with HIV. 

 

The prevalence of HIV among older adults is reaching staggering rates. About 1 in 4 adults in the United States who are living with HIV infection are aged 50 or older. 18% of new HIV diagnoses occur among those aged 50 and older.

 

With advanced treatment options, HIV positive individuals are living longer lives. However, the interactions between aging and degeneration caused by HIV have become a public health concern that needs to generate appropriate awareness and education. 

 

Efforts to expand HIV prevention messages for older adults should also include information and resources about linking newly diagnosed individuals to care while also advocating to ensure these individuals have appropriate access to care and treatment.

 

Click Here To Read More at The Aids Institute Website


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