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.
Anyone -- including older adults -- can get HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one-quarter of all Americans living with HIV in 2012 were 55 years of age and older.
A new law will take effect in July 2020 that helps ensure the needs of LGBTQ older adults and people living with HIV are recognized and supported across Illinois.
Diagnosed in 1985, Jesus Heberto Guillen Solis has created a digital community for 5,000 people living with HIV/AIDS ... and counting.
"There are shoulders of greatness that you stand upon; there are shadows of stigma you’ve emerged from," writes Kamaria Laffrey to her fellow long-term HIV survivors. "There is a journey to be traveled, and you, my beloved friend, are here to pave the way."
"We try to foster connection. We look at civic and social engagement and build community," said the manager of a program based in San Francisco.
'Still at Risk' is about long-term survivors, but it's for younger gay men too.
"HIV for African-American women has never been a single issue, separate from histories of addiction, trauma and poverty," Thurka Sangaramoorthy writes.
Due to longer survival with HIV, the percentage of older adults living with HIV is increasing in all regions of the world. Get the facts about long-term survivors.
"Activism, indeed, matters," Mark S. King writes. "It was humbling to revisit the ongoing legacy of ACT UP and the countless other activists who have had such a profound impact."