Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD). Michelle Scavnicky of The AIDS Institute and her colleagues are the leaders in planning for this observance. We asked Michelle about how she sees digital tools supporting this year’s observance. She told us:
“Today, digital tools, including social media, enable local organizers to showcase and promote NHAAD and the tremendous success we have seen in the treatment of HIV in older adults. We have technology now that we didn’t have even 10 years ago. We want the NHAAD tools to serve as a reminder that people over 50 are not immune to HIV infection and through appropriate care and treatment can age gracefully while living with HIV.”
Hashtag: To catch up on the conversation, search #NHAAD . Are you following @AIDSgov and @NLM_HIVplus50 ? Both handles communicate about HIV and aging, national health observances and more year round.
Positive Spin is a series of real stories from real people about their unique experiences along the HIV Continuum of Care. Paul’s story reflects one older man’s experience which may resonate with your audience.
Badge: Visit the AIDS.gov NHAAD page to get a web badge to post on your site. The page has many other resources too!
Doing It: This is CDC’s national HIV testing and prevention campaign designed to motivate all adults to get tested for HIV and know their status. Check out all its resources.
Need content for your tweets and posts? Get the facts on our aging with HIV page.
We invite you to use these resources to talk about HIV and aging today and beyond.