Never Too Old for HIV – Using PLISSIT

We can’t talk about HIV without talking about sex, and when it comes to talking about HIV and sex and older adults…often times, mum’s the word. If doctors leave it to older adults to ask about their sexual health, and older adults leave it to their doctors to raise the issue, we have an unmet…Continue Reading

HIV Continuum of Care for People 50 & Up in US

HIV Continuum of Care for People 50 & Up in US

A growing number of people aged 50 and older in the United States are living with HIV infection. People aged 55 and older accounted for over one-quarter (26%, 313,200) of the estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV infection in the United States in 2011. Fore more information, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/age/olderamericans/.Continue Reading

Starting Antiretroviral Treatment Early Improves Outcomes for HIV-Infected Individuals

NIH-Funded Trial Results Likely Will Impact Global Treatment Guidelines A major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune system health—is higher, instead of waiting until…Continue Reading

The “Age is Not a Condom” tagline was created by the Graphic Designer Andy Chen while he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art in London, U.K. His design project “Imaging Intimacy” (http://vimeo.com/15992485) was based on research with older adults of different ages and sexual orientations (https://www.behance.net/gallery/Imaging-Intimacy/7604523). His design messages aimed at being respectful and age inclusive regards the sexual health of older adults. They challenge stereotypes of age, sex and health. The tagline has been incorporated by ACRIA as a website addressing aging and HIV and sexuality issues (www.ageisnotacondom.org). Chen’s designs have been used in social media campaigns at International AIDS Conferences, as well as in New York City and London.