Aging and PrEP: Considerations for PrEP in People 50 Years of Age and Older

Ensuring older adults have access to PrEP is a key step towards ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S. This webinar will present considerations around medical, counseling, and educational strategies to improve the uptake of PrEP among people aged 50 and older. It will highlight the benefits and opportunities of using PrEP in this population in efforts to decrease the rate of new HIV infections among people over 50. Presenters will focus on practical strategies for engaging older adults, such as culturally competent messaging and sexual history taking.

HIV Clinical, Comorbid, and Social Determinants of Health are Linked with Brain Aging

CROI Presentation: Findings indicate that comorbid and social determinants of health are associated with brain ageing in people with HIV, alongside traditional HIV metrics such as viral load and CD4 cell count, suggesting the need for a broadened clinical perspective on healthy ageing with HIV, with additional focus on comorbidities, lifestyle changes, and social factors.

HIV and Aging: Double Stigma

HIV and ageism continue to be key public health challenges in the USA and globally. Older people living with HIV may experience intersectional stigma resulting from HIV and ageism. The current review summarizes the scientific literature and focuses on social isolation and lack of social support as key factors in experiencing HIV-related and aging-related stigma.

National HIV Curriculum: HIV in Older Adults

The shift of the HIV epidemic to increasingly involve older persons highlights several health care needs: (1) medical care systems with the capacity to provide clinical services for a large cohort of older persons with HIV, (2) active screening programs to detect HIV in older persons, and (3) implementation of strategies to prevent forward transmission of HIV from older persons.

Optimizing HIV Care for People Aging with HIV

The purpose of this reference guide is to identify commonly occurring health care and social needs of people aging with HIV and to highlight the screenings and assessments for these needs. This reference guide serves as a starting point for the health care team as it builds and expands its knowledge and practice of serving people aging with HIV.

Aging with HIV: Best Practices

A conversation with with Dr Katherine Promer, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, where she provides primary care to people with HIV about what clinicians need to know when working with and aging population of people living with HIV.

Older Adults with HIV/AIDS: A Growing Population

With its extensive experience providing services to meet the need of a growing, and increasingly diverse, population, ACL’s aging network plays an important role in the lives of older adults across the country. Armed with the array of programs funded by ACL to help older adults stay healthy, active and living in their communities, the network is helping support the healthy aging of people living with HIV.