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Free Booklets on HIV and Older Adults

ACRIA — AIDS Community Research Initiative of America — will send you 10 free copies of their new brochure, “Let’s Face It: Older Adults Speak About HIV” upon request.

You can order by contacting Elizabeth Dominguez by phone or email at 212-924-3934 X 134 or edominguez [at] acria [dot] org  You can also order online at http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103736366944-37/Brochure+order+form.pdf  Additional copies are available for the cost of shipping.

New HIV Education Materials for Older Adults

The Administration on Aging (AoA) has rolled out a new set of tools designed to educate both gay and straight older adults about the risks of HIV/AIDS.

The Toolkit, Know the RISKS, Get the FACTS, is available at http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/AoA_Programs/HPW/HIV_AIDS/toolkit.aspx.  Materials include:

While I am delighted to see the much-needed materials and the open inclusion of gay men, the suggestions about how often to get tested address only women and gay men (what’s the recommendation for straight men?) and ignore lesbians altogether.  We’ve still got work to do.

HIV/AIDS and Aging Seminar January 25

It’s certainly not a topic of interest only to LGBT elders, but it does disproportionately affect the gay and bisexual men in our demographic: HIV/AIDS.

The Administration on Aging (AoA) is hosting an online seminar featuring five of our country’s top HIV and aging researchers and practitioners at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.  Online “spots” are limited, and preregistration is required.  For more information and to sign up, go to http://www.aoa.gov/aoaroot/Press_Room/News/2012/2012_01_19.aspx   AoA says they’ll make the webinar available for later viewing at http://www.aoa.gov

New Health Guidelines for HIV+ Older Patients

In time for December 1st’s World AIDS Day, the first-ever clinical treatment strategies for managing older people with HIV were issued. Continue reading

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: