Aging and HIV

Recognizing HIV and Aging in America

Dr. Amy Lansky

Summary: Dr. Lansky outlines some resources and Federal actions outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy related to HIV and aging. Yesterday [September 18], we observed National HIV & Aging Awareness Day. People aged 50 years and older comprise 42% of all persons living with diagnosed HIV infection and about one in six new HIV diagnoses. As noted…

Biomarker Tracks Accelerated HIV-Associated Aging

NIH logo - cropped - April 2016

Infection Adds Five Years on Average to Biological Age By measuring a molecular signature of aging, researchers have found that HIV infection accelerates aging, adding an average of five years to someone’s biological age. The more rapid aging is occurring in people receiving antiretroviral treatment, so that even though treatment enables them to live for…

Giving and Getting the Gift of Health Care


Summary: This holiday season, Douglas Brooks shares his gratitude for quality health care, living with HIV over the last 25 years. I was diagnosed with HIV 25 years ago. At the time, there was little hope. When I mentioned to my doctor that I was afraid, he, also a gay man, replied: “We all are.” …

HIV and Aging

Reggie image for CDC blog - Together Poster

Editor’s Note: Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. Following is a blog by Dr. Jono Mermin, Centers for Disease Control, and Dr. Sean Cahill, Fenway Institute.  National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is a day to reflect on the successes and challenges of aging with HIV. Currently, about one quarter of all people…

HIV/AIDS, Aging and Beyond: Redesigning and Enhancing the National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Website

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The AIDS Institute (TAI)  is the lead organizer for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD), which is observed on September 18. We saw the approach of this year’s eighth annual observance as an opportunity to evaluate our NHAAD website. We sought usability feedback from our NHAAD partners and reviewed evaluations from local organizations that…

Spotlight on HIV and Aging


Next week, the 2015 White House Conference on Aging puts a spotlight on healthy aging. Held each decade since the 1960s, the conference brings together older Americans, caregivers, government officials, and business and community leaders to discuss a vision for healthy aging in the next decade. For many of us, that vision includes healthy aging, support,…

2015 Healthy Aging Summit Accepting Abstracts for Presentations

The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) have announced the 2015 Healthy Aging Summit,  which will take place July 27-28, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Summit co-sponsors are now soliciting abstracts for oral and poster presentations addressing healthy aging on a range of topics, which…

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD)


Today is the 7th annual observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD). This year’s theme reminds us that Aging is a part of life: HIV doesn’t have to be. To further the goals of reducing new cases of HIV among older people and supporting those who are living with HIV, we would like to…