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Hot-Button Issues

Living with HIV means dealing with a host of issues, questions and problems alongside everyday life. Similarly, living with HIV when you're 50 or older often means dealing with extra issues at the intersection of HIV and the normal things we all deal with as we get older. Take a look at some of these articles on TheBody.com that address some of the most pressing concerns that face the HIV-positive community at ages 50 and up.

In-Depth Roundtable Discussions | Special Reports and Expert Interviews


In-Depth Roundtable Discussions


HIV/AIDS and the Aging PopulationHIV/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.
The Golden Girls (and Boys)The Golden Girls (and Boys): What It's Really Like to Grow Older With HIV/AIDS
We invited four people over 50 who are living with HIV to sit down and talk to each other about their lives, the challenges they face and the successes they have achieved over the years.

Special Reports and Expert Interviews


HIV and AgingEducational Booklet: HIV and Aging
Our partners at the HIV organization CATIE have put together this outstanding, easy-to-read introductory guide for people 50 or older who are living with HIV, as well as their partners, family members, caregivers and service providers. It looks at some of the issues that older adults living with HIV might face and it recommends ways to prevent disease and improve overall health.
question marksFrequently Asked Questions: Aging With HIV
TheBody.com's online experts answer a huge range of questions from people living with HIV, including many over the age of 50. We've compiled our experts' answers to some of the most common and important questions.
gnome"Premature Aging" and HIV: Dispelling Myths and Calculating Risk
Here's the bottom line on "accelerated aging" among people with HIV: It's probably not as bad as you think. New research is rewriting much of we thought we knew about aging and HIV, while it also helps us figure out some concrete steps we can take to prevent or treat health problems we associate with "premature aging."
Advice on Aging Well With HIVWord on the Street: Advice on Aging Well With HIV
HIV is no longer the death sentence it used to be. In fact, with proper treatment and adherence, more and more HIV-positive individuals are living long and healthy lives. Still, aging well can be a challenge, especially when dealing with HIV. So we asked HIV survivors and thrivers what their advice is for living a healthy, happy life with HIV well into your 50s and beyond.
Five Reasons Why Seniors Are at Risk for HIVFive Reasons Why Seniors Are at Risk for HIV
When many people think about whose at risk for HIV/AIDS in the U.S., the term "Baby Boomers" doesn't often come to mind. But it should: In 2009, an estimated 17 percent of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. were among people age 50 or over. Take a look at what makes this group more vulnerable to the virus.
Robert Vazquez-PachecoRobert Vazquez-Pacheco on Race, ACT UP and Why Older HIV/AIDS Leaders Need to Pass the Torch
Robert Vazquez-Pacheco, former member of the world-changing HIV/AIDS advocacy group ACT UP, discusses the organization's biggest achievements, the historic race and class tensions between its members, and the need for older leaders in the HIV/AIDS movement to encourage and mentor younger leaders.




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