The HIV epidemic in Philadelphia is heavily concentrated in its black population. Local caregivers at BEBASHI have seen diagnosis rates drop in recent years, though there’s still progress to be made.
Living with HIV for the past 16 years and being over the age of 50, Charles Sanchez is showing signs of aging, but no sign of slowing down.
Recent moves by the Trump administration mean that health questions about LGBT seniors will be more difficult to discern.
"When the federal government erases LGBT older people from publicly funded elder services, it's effectively erasing most older Americans living with HIV at the same time," says Michael Adams of SAGE.
To make it easier for LGBT people and people living with HIV/AIDS to find the homes they deserve, SAGE has launched a new site and interactive map for those who want to take control of their living situations, especially as they get older.