HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
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September 18, 2017


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 diagnosed or undiagnosed HIV infection in the United States in 2013. In older adults, HIV is too often diagnosed late in the course of the infection, leading to shorter HIV-to-AIDS intervals. CDC reports that in 2014, 40% of people aged 55 and older were diagnosed with AIDS at the time of HIV diagnosis.

Each year on September 18, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is observed to call attention to the challenges that older Americans face in terms of HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment. Follow the links below to find National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day resources and information about HIV and aging.
 
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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 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR): The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS. Age differences will be considered in HIV research efforts. 
 
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

From AIDSinfo:
From CDC:
From the National Institute on Aging:
From the National Library of Medicine’s AIDSource:
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