Transitioning from incarceration to the community: Reducing risks and improving lives of people who use substances. More options for HIV testing in Canada. HIV self-testing: An unnecessary disruption or a democratizing equalizer? Knowledge of HIV and uptake of testing among Canadians over 50 is quite low.
Aging with HIV
HIV, AIDS, and Older People | National Institute on Aging
Though new HIV diagnoses b are declining among people aged 50 and older, around 1 in 6 HIV diagnoses in were in this group. Download and Share This Infographic image icon. Source: CDC. It is important for people aged 50 and older to know their HIV status so they can take medicine to treat HIV if they have the virus. Taking HIV medicine every day can make the viral load undetectable. People who get and keep an undetectable viral load or stay virally suppressed can live a long and healthy life.
HIV and Older Americans
Bonaventura C. Globally there is an increase in the number of people living with HIV at an advanced age 50 years and above. This is mainly due to prolonged survival following the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Living with HIV at an advanced age has been shown to be associated with a number of challenges, both clinical and immunological. This minireview aims at discussing the challenges encountered by elderly HIV-infected patients.
You may have thought that these diseases aren't your problem and that only younger people have to worry about them. But, anyone at any age can be infected with HIV. HIV human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that damages and weakens the body's immune system—the system your body uses to fight off infection and disease.