National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

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Date(s) - September 18, 2023
12:00 am


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) is conducting a webinar series focused on HIV and Aging. HOPWA/HUD is collaborating with HealthHIV for the fifth webinar in this series, to be held on Monday, September 18, 2023 from 12:00 to 1:30pm Eastern.

There is a growing significant need for affordable housing options that meet the needs of the aging population within the US, including people aging with HIV. This live webinar will delve into the landscape of HIV with a presentation of the key findings from the HealthHIV State of Aging with HIV™ Third Annual National Survey. Following the presentation, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A. Our discussion will spotlight the evolving needs of the community, emphasizing the criticality of the “Health and Housing” nexus, while showcasing ways to optimally address these intersectional challenges. The webinar will equip attendees with a multi-faceted understanding of the challenges people with HIV face, as well as strategies and best practices for meeting the intersectionality of “Health and Housing” and aging with HIV.

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September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. The importance of the annual observance increases as the number of people aged 50 and older who are living with HIV continues to grow.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018, over half of the people in the United States diagnosed with HIV were aged 50 and older.

HIV-related challenges facing older Americans include lack of knowledge about HIV and stigma that discourages them from seeking HIV testing and care. In older adults, HIV is too often diagnosed late in the course of the infection, leading to shorter HIV-to-AIDS intervals.

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