Two high impact medical journals included Editorials on HIV and Aging. The Editorials observe that as the number of older adults with HIV increases, clinicians and people living with HIV, need to assess what it means to have a “healthy life expectancy.”
Over half of all people infected with HIV in this country are now over the age of 50 and almost one-fifth of new infections occur in this population. Aging with HIV along with the other diseases that occur more commonly in older patients (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis) is increasingly complex to manage.
The annual HIV and Aging Awareness Day occurs on Sept. 18th. Older adults are dominating the USA epidemic. In major metro areas more than half of all those living with HIV are age 50 and older.
Download this newly-published booklet describing some common health problems older adults with HIV may face. Since many of them cannot be cured at present, this booklet focuses on how to manage them successfully so you can age well. Each chapter includes an overview of the condition, how you can manage it in partnership with your doctor, and what you can do on your own.