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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18, 2014


September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. The following facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscore the importance of this annual observance:
 
Adults aged 55 and older accounted for 19% (217,300) of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV infection in the United States in 2010.
Of the estimated 19,343 deaths among people living with diagnosed HIV infection in the United States in 2010, 10,244 (53%) were among people aged 50 and older. In 2010, HIV was the 10th leading cause of death among men and women aged 50 to 54.
Older Americans are more likely than younger Americans to be diagnosed with HIV infection late in the course of their disease, meaning a late start to treatment and possibly more damage to their immune system. This can lead to poorer prognoses and shorter HIV-to-AIDS intervals.
 
Use the links on this page to find National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day resources and in-depth information about HIV in the aging population.
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The U.S. Government Observes National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

 National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, AIDS.gov webpage
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Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Aging

FY 2014 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2014, including HIV/AIDS and aging research priorities, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH.
 
HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Trials: Research studies pertaining to HIV and aging, from the AIDSinfo clinical trials search. For help with your search, call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440.
 
Published Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Aging:
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Information and Resources on HIV/AIDS and Aging

HIV and the Older Patient, from the Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in
HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents

HIV, AIDS, and Older People, from the National Institute on Aging 

Specific Populations: Aging Adults, from the National Library of Medicine HIV/AIDS Portal
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