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


Case Histories

By 2015 half of US population with HIV will be age 50 and older. The Academy recognized the emerging challenges associated with the graying of the epidemic when it published Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV, in 2011. We now have a unique on-line resource at HIV-Age.org. It provides, editorials and commentary, up…Continue Reading