Led by the AIDS InstituteExit Disclaimer, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD) is observed each year on September 18th to focus on the increasing number of people 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 in older adults.
Below are some resources on these and other important issues related to older adults with HIV.
HIV and Aging Webinar Series: Exploring Data and Engaging in Discussions of HIV, Aging, and Housing
HUD’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) is sponsoring the fifth session in its webinar series focused on HIV and Aging. This webinar, At the Intersection of HIV, Aging & Housing: Exploring the Data & Engaging in Discussions, will take place on Monday, September 18, 2023 from 12-1:30pm (EST).
There is a growing significant need for affordable housing options that meet the needs of the aging population within the U.S. including people aging with HIV. This live webinar will delve into the changing landscape of HIV with a presentation of the key findings from the HealthHIV State of Aging with HIV™ Third Annual National Survey primary health services research report. Following the presentation will be a panel discussion and Q&A with our audience. Our discussion will spotlight the evolving needs of the community, emphasizing the criticality of the "Health and Housing" nexus, while showcasing ways to address these intersectional challenges optimally. The webinar will equip attendees with a multi-faceted understanding of the challenges PWH face, as well as strategies and best practices for meeting the intersectionality of “Health and Housing” and aging with HIV.
Federal Communication Resources
Information on NHAAD and HIV prevention, care, and treatment for older adults can be found here:
- Administration for Community Living: HIV/AIDS
- CDC Fact Sheet: HIV and Older Americans
- HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau: Optimizing HIV Care for People Aging with HIV
- HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: Addressing the Health Care and Social Support Needs of People Aging with HIV
- HIV.gov: Aging with HIV
- HIV.gov: Supporting Long-Term Survivors of HIV
- HIVinfo.NIH.gov: HIV and Older People
- National Institute on Aging: HIV, AIDS, and Older Adults
The NHAAD logo, as well as NHAAD-specific and aging-related resources from federal agencies, is available on the HIV.gov NHAAD page.
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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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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