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September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

This Thursday, September 18, is the 7th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD), an occasion to focus on the challenges facing the aging population regarding HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment, as well as overall health and wellbeing for the growing population of older people living with HIV.

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June 5 is National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day

The first National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivor Awareness Day (NHALTSAD) will take place this week on June 5. The day is one that has historical significance in San Francisco, but also globally, because it was the same day in 1981 that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported the first cases of a new and devastating disease we now know as AIDS.

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New Website Offers Resources on HIV and Aging

The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and ACRIA this week launched a new website, HIV-Age.org, that offers information and resources for clinicians who provide care for older patients with HIV.

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AAHIVM, AGS, and ACRIA Release Updated Recommendations for Older Patients with HIV

The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), ACRIA, and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) this week announced a major update to its 2011 report,  Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV, available online at www.HIV-Age.org. Revised topics include assessing functional capacity, smoking cessation, and management of diabetes, COPD, osteoporosis, and hypertension.

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UNAIDS Releases Supplemental Report on HIV and Aging Worldwide

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UNAIDS this week published a special supplement to its recent UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic focused on aging of the population with HIV/AIDS. According to the report, more than 10% of people living HIV in low- and middle-income countries are age 50 or older. In some areas with early epidemics and earlier access to effective treatment, such as San Francisco, this percentage already exceeds 50%.

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