GMHC Releases New Report on Aging and HIV
Medical and Social Service Communities Face Uncharted Territory
By 2015, Over Half of People in NYC Living with HIV Will be Over the Age of 50
What: Press conference--Release of report "Growing Older with the Epidemic: Aging and HIV" from GMHC (Gay Men's Health Crisis)
Access to full report at: http://www.gmhc.org/policy-analysis-3
Who: Marjorie Hill, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, GMHC Sean Cahill, PhD, Managing Director, Public Policy, Research and Community Health, GMHC
Voices of older adults living with HIV and AIDS
Lois Aronstein, AARP NY State Director
Press conference followed by questions and answers
When: TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
10:00 am -11:00 am EST
(Camera crews must arrive at 9:30 am)
9th floor - The Boardroom
119 West 24th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Why: Nearly one-third of people living with HIV in the United States are over the age of fifty, according to a new comprehensive report on HIV among older adults from GMHC. Growing older with the epidemic: Aging and HIV provides an overview of current knowledge on older adults and HIV. This rapidly increasing population poses many challenges including simultaneous maladies that come with aging (co-morbidities), not yet understood interactions of medications, and the stigma often attached to HIV/ AIDS, aging, race, ethnicity and gender orientation and expression. These intersections of issues present uncharted territory. Growing older with the epidemic provides a roadmap to understand and address the needs of this burgeoning population of older Americans.
The full report can be accessed at: http://www.gmhc.org/policy-analysis-3
GMHC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS.
We provide prevention and care services to men, women and families that are living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS in New York City. We advocate for
scientific, evidence-based public health solutions for hundreds of thousands worldwide.
Krishna Stone | 212.367.1016
Source:GMHC (Gay Men's Health Crisis)