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HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18, 2011

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September 18 is the fourth annual observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. This day highlights the importance of preventing HIV infection in the aging population and the need for greater understanding of and ability to address the challenges of aging with HIV/AIDS. The theme of the awareness day this year is “Aging is a part of life; HIV doesn't have to be.”

The 2009 HIV Surveillance Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the following statistics in the 40 states with confidential name-based HIV reporting:

The links on this page provide information about National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day and resources about HIV research, treatment, and prevention, including information specifically related to HIV/AIDS and aging.


Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Aging

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FY 2012 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all NIH HIV-related research for 2012, including information relating to HIV and aging, from OAR, NIH.

HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials: Studies seeking volunteers to participate in clinical research about aging and HIV infection, provided by the AIDSinfo clinical trial search. To help narrow your search for clinical trials, Live Chat, a service of AIDSinfo, is available to provide one-on-one assistance via the Internet. Assistance from AIDSinfo is also available by calling 800-448-0440.

Published Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Aging:

HIV/AIDS Resources for Older Adults

HIV/AIDS Information for Older Adults: Web page with links to HIV/AIDS-related resources for older adults, from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Highlighting HIV Issues Among Older Americans: Information about a White House ONAP meeting regarding HIV and aging, from the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).

Older Adults: Fact sheet with information and statistics on HIV/AIDS in older adults, from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The Graying of HIV: Newsletter that focuses on HIV/AIDS and aging, from HRSA.

HIV, AIDS, and Older People: Fact sheet addressing the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of HIV/AIDS, and how the disease differs in older people, from NIA.

Older Adults and HIV/AIDS: Web page with links to resources for older adults with HIV/AIDS, from the Administration on Aging (AOA).

HIV/AIDS Among Persons Aged 50 and Older: Web page with information and statistics on HIV/AIDS in people older than 50 years of age, prevention challenges in this population, and how the CDC is addressing these challenges, from CDC.

Prevention Challenges in People Older than 50 Years of Age: Web page examining challenges in preventing the spread of HIV infection among adults older than 50 years of age, from CDC.

What Persons Aged 50 and Older Can Do: Web page with information on HIV prevention strategies for people older than 50 years of age, from CDC.

Healthy Aging for Women: Information for women about sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, from the Office on Women's Health.

Aging with HIV/AIDS: Web page with information about the challenges of aging with HIV/AIDS, from

HIV/AIDS Information for Older People: Links to information and resources for older adults, from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

AIDSinfo Resources

and its Spanish-language companion Web site, infoSIDA, provide HIV/AIDS treatment and research information in both English and Spanish. These resources are also available on the AIDSinfo mobile site and the infoSIDA mobile site. AIDSinfo resources include:
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