By 2015, experts predict that more than half of all HIVers in the U.S. will be 50 or older. Yet we have only begun to truly grasp exactly what it means to be getting older while living with HIV -- physically, mentally and emotionally.
The Graying of AIDS: Portraiture and Stories From an Aging Epidemic
Few Americans think of white hair or laugh lines when they think about people living with HIV or AIDS. But researchers project that by 2015 more than half of all people living with HIV in the U.S. will be over 50.
- Caring for the (Near) Majority: Addressing the Needs of Older Adults With HIV
- Aging With HIV: The Graying of AIDS in America
Exercise Can Improve Mental Health for People Living With HIV
Women With HIV Have More Severe Menopause Symptoms
California: Over Half of People Living With AIDS in San Francisco Are Aged 50 or Older
No Evidence of Premature Aging Effect in HIV-Positive Patients
Stokes was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. He will be the first to admit that the past 28 years have not been easy. Like many other people who are growing older with HIV, his journey with the disease has been filled with ups and downs. But today Stokes is happy, healthy, and focused on his future.
- Video Interviews Featuring HIVers Over 50
- Our Bloggers' Perspectives on Aging With HIV
- More Personal Stories
What's your advice for living a healthy, happy life with HIV well into your 50s and beyond?
"Take care of the rest of your body! We are human guinea pigs having taken these powerful medications year after year. ... All we can do is live in as healthy a way as possible: good diet, minimal alcohol, active exercise and balanced emotions." -- David Fawcett