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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18, 2014


September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. The following facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscore the importance of this annual observance:
  • Adults aged 55 and older accounted for 19% (217,300) of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV infection in the United States in 2010.
  • Of the estimated 19,343 deaths among people living with diagnosed HIV infection in the United States in 2010, 10,244 (53%) were among people aged 50 and older. In 2010, HIV was the 10th leading cause of death among men and women aged 50 to 54.
  • Older Americans are more likely than younger Americans to be diagnosed with HIV infection late in the course of their disease, meaning a late start to treatment and possibly more damage to their immune system. This can lead to poorer prognoses and shorter HIV-to-AIDS intervals.

Use the links on this page to find National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day resources and in-depth information about HIV in the aging population.

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The U.S. Government Observes National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

 National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, AIDS.gov webpage
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Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Aging

FY 2014 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2014, including HIV/AIDS and aging research priorities, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH.
 
HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Trials: Research studies pertaining to HIV and aging, from the AIDSinfo clinical trials search. For help with your search, call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440.
 
Published Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Aging:
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Information and Resources on HIV/AIDS and Aging

HIV and the Older Patient, from the Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in
HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents

HIV, AIDS, and Older People, from the National Institute on Aging 

Specific Populations: Aging Adults, from the National Library of Medicine HIV/AIDS Portal
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