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HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness
Face the Facts
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018, most new HIV diagnoses were among men, and 66% were transmitted through male-to-male sexual contact.
According to the CDC, older people in the United States are MORE likely than younger people to have a late-stage HIV diagnosis.
In 2018, 1 in 6 new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. were among people aged 50 and older.
About 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. who are living with HIV are aged 50 or older.
Due to advances in effective HIV treatment, people aged 50 and older with HIV are living longer, healthier lives.
The HIV-aging epidemic has increased due to lack of knowledge about HIV prevention and sexual risk, which are many of the same HIV risk factors found in younger people.
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