Established in 2008, The AIDS Institute launched National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD), observed annually on September 18th.
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness focuses on the challenging issues facing the aging population with regards to HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment. In addition, there is an increased need for prevention, research, and data focusing on the aging population, medical understanding of the aging process and its impact on older people living with and affected by HIV.
The campaign focuses on:
People living with HIV who are aging or already over 50 at the time of their initial diagnosis,
Increasing HIV prevention, treatment and care messaging for older adults, especially among the baby boomer population, and
An increasing number of grandparents becoming the primary guardians for children who have lost their parent(s) to HIV.
For your convenience, please use the National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness educational toolkit for materials and resources that you and your organization can distribute to your local community.
Awareness starts with you.