September 18, 2017
One of the most vulnerable populations that is often overlooked when it comes to treating and preventing HIV is older adults.
Prior research has demonstrated that stigma due to age is common among older Americans living with HIV, which can often intensify transmission of the virus. According to data presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, older adults aged 50 years and older make up for almost half of all people living with HIV. Because older adults remain underserved, investment in education, testing and programs to address HIV in this population is urgently needed.