This Issue: Older Women
This issue of the WORLD newsletter focuses on the lives of older women living with HIV. We are defining "older women" as those who are 50 years of age and older. As the HIV/AIDS epidemic moves past the twenty-five year mark, a growing number of women are living positive and vital lives longer. Additionally, women continue to acquire HIV during their senior years. In the U.S., 18% of women living with HIV are over the age of 50. It is important to note that these women have unique healthcare and psychosocial needs that sometimes get left out of program and policy discussions. To kick off this issue, we are thrilled to re-visit Alba, who was featured on the cover of WORLD's first newsletter in 1991. She is now 80 years old and living a full and inspiring life. To all of the older women living with HIV, we say to you, "You are not alone."