HealthHIV’s Pozitively Aging program seeks to improve access to services and care coordination for people with HIV (PWH) over the age of 50. The number of people aging with HIV is rapidly increasing, and care coordination to manage multiple conditions is vital in maintaining optimal health. Health outcomes can be improved and sustained for PWH over the age of 50 by enhancing care coordination/access, health literacy, and patient-provider communications. This program seeks to enhance provider knowledge related to the experiences of PWH over the age 50 and the co-management of conditions associated with aging with HIV through data collection and medical education. Additionally, Pozitively Aging will offer consumer education materials to strengthen self-management of care and health literacy. The overall objectives of the program are to:
As people with HIV (PWH) age, many are seeing complications from having HIV for such a long time, as well as experiencing challenges in coordinating their HIV and overall health care. These concerns need to be prioritized—and quickly!
HealthHIV’s Pozitively Aging program seeks to improve care coordination for those aging with HIV. As part of this program, we conduct an annual survey on the state of aging with HIV. We are asking PWH who are age 50 and older OR who have had HIV for at least 15 years to provide input on their shared life and health care experiences.
The survey results are completely anonymous, and will be used to better inform the development of education materials, in addition to enhancing communication and quality of care between service providers and PWH.
Click the button below to take the survey.
The Inaugural HealthHIV State of Aging with HIV™ National Survey assessed the needs of people with HIV (PWH) over the age of 50. The results are being used to develop medical and consumer education activities, and enhance care coordination and communication between HIV care and service providers. Click here for the full 2020 report.
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