Diminished Physical Function in Older HIV+ Adults Despite Successful Antiretroviral Therapy

Reported by Jules Levin20th International AIDS Conference, July 20-25, 2014, Melbourne Audrey Lan, Miriam Morey, PhD, Tammy Chin, Lynn McNeil, RN, Barlett Humphries, Katherine Frankey, Carl Pieper, DPH, Charles Hicks, MD, Mehri McKellar, MD Duke University, Durham, North Carolina “More than 50% of HIV-infected adults in the U.S. will be >50 years old in 2015……ThereContinue Reading

AIDS 2014: Untangling HIV and Aging

As people with HIV live longer, issues of aging are gaining more attention from HIV/AIDS researchers, clinicians, and advocates. Although by no means a focus of AIDS 2014, HIV and aging-related illnesses did take center stage in a mid-week “bridging session” that featured an in-depth presentation on the intersection of HIV, HIV treatment, and aging. PeterContinue Reading

HIV and the Aging Services Network

Unsafe sex is the most common way people contract HIV worldwide.  Many people mistakenly assume that older Americans are not sexually active and therefore not at risk for HIV infection.  This is not the case.  A 2007 national survey of Americans ages 57 to 85 found that the majority of older Americans are sexually active.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.