National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Join Us on Google+ Follow Us On Twitter Like Us On Facebook

We're steadily creating a resource center that will provide resources across a variety of LGBT aging topics. Tell us what you'd like to see and sign up for updates.

Register Now

Strategies to Improve the Health of Older Adults Living with HIV

May 2016 | Sean Cahill, Sophia Geffen, Samantha Marquez, and S. Wade Taylor National Center for Innovation in HIV Care

Permission Form

Thanks to antiretroviral medications and improvements in care, people with HIV are living into their 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond. Half of people living with HIV in the U.S. are age 50 or over.

Web Site

Download guide by clicking website link above.

Due in large part to improvements in treatment and care, half of people living with HIV in the United States today are age 50 and over. This brief explores the unique challenges that older adults living with HIV may face and offers resources for health care providers and AIDS service providers to address these challenges.

The five key steps outlined include:
1.Training staff to provider affirming and culturally competent care for older adults living with HIV
2.Screening for comorbidities, including mental health issues
3.Addressing substance use, including tobacco use
4.Promoting sexual health and HIV/STI prevention with older adults
5.Strengthening social support networks

Add a Comment

Your Name (will be public)

Your Email (will be private)

Your Comment (subject to review before posting)

Find resources in your area

Links to sites that help you find aging sources accross the country

Resources in Your Area
Advanced Search
Related Resource

Virginia Department for the Aging

The Virginia Department for the Aging fosters the independence and well-being of older Virginians and supports their caregivers through leadership, advocacy and oversight. MORE >

See more: LGBT Older Adults