Growing Older With The Epidemic: HIV and Aging

February 2010 | GMHC

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“"Half of all people living with HIV/AIDS by 2015 will be 50 years of age or older."”

This publication provides an overview of epidemiological trends, including disparities across race and sexual behavior, and looks at what we know about the biological impact of HIV on aging (including mortality, drug interactions, and impacts on the heart, brain and liver). It also looks at the context in which older adults with HIV live, including the multifaceted impact of HIV and sexuality-related stigma, and the social service and healthcare programs designed to care for older adults and people living with HIV.