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.
HIV/AIDS and the Aging Population: What's Going On?
Three experts on issues related to aging and HIV provide an in-depth overview of the stigma, health problems and quality-of-life concerns faced by HIV-positive people who are age 50 and older.
- "Premature Aging" and HIV: Dispelling Myths and Calculating Risk
- The Golden Girls (and Boys): What It's Really Like to Grow Older With HIV/AIDS
No Evidence of Premature Aging Effect in HIV-Positive Patients
CROI 2013: Research on Aging and HIV (Video)
Increased Hot Flash Severity and Burden Among Perimenopausal HIV-Infected Women
More on HIV and Aging: One Study Whose Impact Will Last Well Beyond CROI 2013
When Patricia Nalls was diagnosed with AIDS in 1987, she thought she was the only woman living with HIV. She also never believed she'd live to see her children grow up. Now a grandmother, Patricia runs an influential Washington, D.C., women's organization that began as a small support group in her living room.
- 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