HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18, 2018

Thanks to treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART), people with HIV are living longer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014, an estimated 45% of Americans living with diagnosed HIV were aged 50 and older.

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day—a day to call attention to challenges of HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care that older Americans face. For example, although HIV risk factors are similar for all adults, older adults may be less aware of these factors and the importance of testing to detect HIV in its earliest stages. CDC reports that in 2014, 40% of people aged 55 and older were diagnosed with AIDS at the time of HIV diagnosis.

Follow the links below to find National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day resources and information about HIV and aging.


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

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Webpages:

Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Aging

FY 2018 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research, from the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR): The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS. Aging is a consideration across areas of NIH HIV research. 
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

Fact sheets on HIV and aging:
HIV treatment recommendations for older adults:
  • HIV and the Older Patient, Department of Health and Human Services’ Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV, from AIDSinfo

Comprehensive collection of resources related to HIV and aging:
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