National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day #HIVandAging
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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day #HIVandAging

September 18
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September 18

Led by the AIDS InstituteExit Disclaimer, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD) is observed each year on September 18 to focus on the increasing number of people who, because of major advancements in HIV treatment, are living long, full lives with HIV. The awareness day also calls attention to the unique health and social needs, as well as the challenges of HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care among people who are aging.

More than half of people living with diagnosed HIV in the United States and dependent areas are aged 50 and older. Some were diagnosed later in life, while others have lived with HIV for many years. Support services are available through health care providers, local community centers, or HIV service organizations. Use the HIV Services Locator to find services near you.

Below are some resources on these and other important issues related to people aging with HIV.

Federal Communication Resources

Information on NHAAD and HIV prevention, care, and treatment for people aging with HIV can be found below:

The NHAAD logo, as well as NHAAD-specific and aging-related resources from federal agencies, is available on the NHAAD page

Community Resources

The AIDS Institute Exit Disclaimer and the HIV/AIDS and Aging AwarenessExit Disclaimer websites provide facts about the prevalence of HIV among older adults, including a video addressing HIV stigma among older women.

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Find HIV Testing and Other Services

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Federal Resources

The words we use matter. Know how to talk about HIV to avoid stigma. #StopHIVStigma

Learn about CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign.

Many federal agencies work to improve the health and well-being of older people in the U.S., including those with living with HIV:


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