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Observing National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day in an Aging Epidemic

Deborah Parham Hopson

Four years ago, the nation began its observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (September 18). The fact that we get to observe this day reflects a sharp contrast to where we were when CDC reported the first cases of AIDS 30 years ago. Once a death sentence, HIV disease has evolved into a…

As HIV Turns 30, Attention Turns to an Aging Epidemic

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The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or other Federal agencies. Just two months before the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of HIV in the United States, the Leadership Council…

Highlighting HIV Issues Among Older Americans

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Over 1 million Americans are living with HIV and the number is growing. Advances in medication have not only increased the lifespan for people living with HIV, but also the quality of our lives.  Despite this good news, it has also brought new challenges that were not anticipated back when being diagnosed with HIV carried…

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

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Tomorrow, September 18, 2010, marks the 3rd annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. This special day provides us all with the opportunity to focus on the many challenges related to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment facing our aging population. “Aging is a part of life; HIV doesn’t have to be,” the theme for this…