AIDS Gets Gray Hair

Did you know that in San Francisco, the majority of people with AIDS are age 50 or older?

The Bay Area Reporter yesterday published this statistic and others related to the aging face of AIDS.  Although most of the older HIV+ are long-term survivors who have been given more years of life via more effective medications, the newspaper reports that in San Francisco, 1 in 6 of those who are HIV+ learn of their infection after they turn 50.

If you’re interested in keeping up with the  news about the aging of the HIV epidemic, start with ACRIA’s listserve, available here: If you want to read the BAR article, it’s at

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