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Growing Older With HIV: What Concerns You Most?

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Brandon Wollerson

Brandon Wollerson

Travis County Integral Care, Austin, Texas

I'm concerned that the community itself, the lack of social support, and isolation are probably going to be the biggest issues that folks aging with HIV are going to face. Generally speaking, they may have had to create their own sense of community because they've been isolated from families, or their closest friends died with HIV 15 or 20 years ago; so isolation is going to be the biggest issue.





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