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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is September 18

Permanent Link | Posted by Front Desk on August 20, 2013 4:09 PM

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The AIDS Institute invites you to join them for the 6th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD), observed on September 18, 2013. National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness day focuses on the challenging issues facing the aging population with regards to HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment. In addition, there is an increased need for prevention, research, and data targeting the aging population, medical understanding of the aging process and its impact on HIV/AIDS.

The campaign targets:
-People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) who are aging with the disease or already over 50 at the time of their initial diagnosis,
-Increasing the use of protection from HIV infection, especially among the baby boomer population, and
-The increasing number of grandparents becoming the primary guardians for children who have lost their parent(s) to HIV/AIDS.

For more information, visit the AIDS Institute website: http://www.theaidsinstitute.org/.

AIDS.gov has additional resources for older people living with HIV: http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/aging/.

 









 

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