In honor of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day I have put together a comprehensive list of resources available on the web about HIV and Aging. If you are in the Philadelphia area, join the LGBT Elder Initiative for the event listed below.
Gettin’ Older with HIV
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
Location” 330 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA (St. Luke & The Epiphany)
Details: a free community workshop to update people living with HIV/AIDS, caregivers and service providers about the unique issues facing LGBT people with HIV/AIDS as they get older
Materials focusing primarily on aging
Materials with sections focusing on aging:
For a brief introduction to this issue, see AIDS InfoNet’s Older People and HIV.
For a longer introduction, see:
For a statistical introductions, see
For a comprehensive patient handout, see the HIV Training and Resource Initiative’s Coming of Age: A Guide to Aging Well With HIV, a 68-page booklet filled with clear explanations of the aspects of medical care and practical advice for staying health.
For considerations of HIV risk among older folks (and people having sex with them), see:
For safer sex / prevention messages aimed at older adults, especially those at high risk, see:
For more on the way HIV can effect aging, see
For a couple other specific issues around living with HIV in older age, see:
News & Personal Accounts
For news, see
For personal accounts, see
For video personal accounts, see:
Info for Providers
For longer introductions about HIV/AIDS and aging aimed at providers:
For clinical research on HIV/AIDS and aging, see:
For an educational video aimed at providers, see the AIDS Education & Training Center’s HIV and Older Adults, a 28-minute video about co-morbities, treatment, psychosocial issues, the importance of testing older adults, and more.
For upcoming webinars,
ACRIA HIV & Aging Training
All webinars take place from 1-3pm EST.
Health Promotion for Older Adults Living with HIV (October 22, 2014)
This two hour webinar will provide an overview of how HIV progresses and affects the overall health of older adults. This information will then be related to how service providers can play a role in promoting and helping older adults living with HIV stay linked to care and maintain viral load suppression.
Sexual Health of Older Adults (December 17, 2014)
This two-hour webinar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of sexual activity among older adults and the need for effective and tailored HIV/STI prevention messages to help improve sexual health. Data on the sexual activity and function of older adults will be provided from a number of sources, including ACRIA’s research with older adults.
Resiliency of Older Adults Living with HIV/AIDS (November, 12, 2014)
This two hour webinar will provide an overview of the different types of resiliency qualities and how their associations with positive healthy behaviors impact the health of older adults living with HIV.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIV/AIDS, Aging, and Social Service Providers Webinar: Why Should I Care and What Can I Do? (September 16, 2014) 12:00-1pm EST
HIV/AIDS, Aging, and Health Care Providers Webinar: What All Practitioners Should Know (September 17, 2014) 1:00-2:00pm EST