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.
What Are the Top HIV and Aging Issues?
What's being done to support people aging with HIV? What needs to be done better? We looked to the experiences and writings of people with HIV and those in the field to learn more.
- Caring for the (Near) Majority: Addressing the Needs of Older Adults With HIV
- Aging With HIV: The Graying of AIDS in America
Evidence Against Accelerated Aging Among People Living With HIV: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2015
Impact of Early HIV Treatment on Lung Function: Important Results From START Sub-Study
People With HIV at Increased Risk of Debilitating Lung Disease
Under 5% of U.S. Adults Age 50 or Older Tested for HIV, Despite Guidelines
I'm So Hip I'm Getting a Total Hip Replacement ... Again!
"HIV is no skip in the park, especially when your hips ain't working," explains writer/director/actor Charles Sanchez as he gets ready for a second hip replacement.
- 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