National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day — Sept. 18, 2011

Over its 30-year history, the face of HIV/AIDS has changed.  Today more than one-quarter of people living with HIV/AIDS are over age 50.  That percentage should hit 50% around 2017.  Although many of these people contracted HIV as young adults and are living longer due to improved medications, it is critical to note that about 15% of all new HIV infections occur in people over 50.  Older adults – of any sexual orientation or gender identity — are rarely targeted in safer sex and injection efforts.

In honor of the National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (NRCLA) has launched a new online resource collection related to HIV and LGBT older adults.  The whole collection can currently be accessed at http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/index.cfm

Highlights of the collection include:

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