HIV Articles  
Back 
 
 
Have You Missed Diagnosing HIV Among The Aging Population? Learn From The Experience of Washington, D.C.
 
 
  Download the PDF here

Reported by Jules Levin
 
2012 International Conference on AIDS
 
Ronald Swanda, Volunteer Advocate for Seniors in D.C. Michael Kharfen, D.C. Department of Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration
 
National HIV/AIDS Strategy: "The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination." (Emphasis Added)

HIV1.gif

"Our findings, based on nationally representative data indicate that the majority of older adults are engaged in spousal or other intimate relationships and regard sexuality as an important part of life. The prevalence of sexual activity declines with age, yet a substantial number of men and women engage in vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and masturbation even in the eighth and ninth decades of life."
 
A Study of Sexuality and Health among Older Adults in the United States"; Stacy Tessler Lindau, M.D., M.A.P.P., et.al.; New Engl J Med 2007; 357:762-774; August 23, 2007

HIV2.gif

"Sexual Behaviors, Condom Use, and Sexual Health of Americans Over 50: Implications for Sexual Promotion for Older Adults"; J Sex Med 2010; 7 (suppl 5); 315-329

HIV3.gif

HIV4.gif

DC HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Annual Epidemiology Report 2011

HIV5.gif

HIV6.gif

D.C. Workshop, "HIV and Seniors" (2010) DC Health Care Provider Survey (DC Dept. of Health/GBC Health) 2011

HIV7.gif

HIV8.gif

HIV9.gif

 
 
 
 
  iconpaperstack view older Articles   Back to Top   www.natap.org