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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18, 2015

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. The importance of the annual observance increases as the number of people aged 50 and older who are living with HIV continues to grow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that people aged 55 and older accounted for 26% of the estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV infection in the United States in 2011.

HIV-related challenges facing older Americans include lack of knowledge about HIV and stigma that discourages them from seeking HIV testing and care. In older adults, HIV is too often diagnosed late in the course of the infection, leading to shorter HIV-to-AIDS intervals.

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

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

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Webpage, from

Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Aging

FY 2016 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2016, including research priorities to understand and address HIV/AIDS and aging, 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:

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 Among People Aged 50 and Over, from CDC

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

HIV/AIDS Health Topics: Adults 50 and Over, from AIDSinfo 

Specific Populations: Aging Adults, from AIDSource, from the National Library of Medicine
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