Honoring National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day 2021
20 years ago, “aging” was not something that people diagnosed with HIV thought would be possible. Yet today, over 50% of those living with HIV in the U.S. are age 50+.
Despite this reality, many people continue to view HIV/AIDS and aging as disparate issues. Consequently, there are severe shortcomings in our current medical and social service systems as they are unprepared to deal with growing numbers of older people with HIV.
In honor of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD) on September 18, we are proud to launch a series of info sheets outlining our goals and strategies for ensuring that our federal, state, and local policies are aging-inclusive and that HIV-related policies take into account the needs of older people living with HIV.
Access the info sheets and more in this resource hub created for practitioners, policymakers, long-term survivors, and older people with HIV.
HIV AND AGING POLICY ACTION COALITION (HAPAC) INFO SHEETS
HAPAC Strategy Document
This document lays a foundation for policy change to address the aging of the epidemic and discusses updating prevention and national treatment guidelines in order to improve testing rates for older adults. The document also explores the need for resources to develop and evaluate prevention campaigns and interventions that target older adults, and creating new national treatment guidelines focused on managing the physical and mental/behavioral health care of older people living with HIV.
HAPAC Federal Advocacy Toolkit
This toolkit is a one-stop-shop for resources as you advocate for HIV-inclusive aging policies and aging-inclusive HIV policies with federal policymakers.
HAPAC State Advocacy Toolkit
This toolkit is a one-stop-shop for resources as you advocate for HIV-inclusive aging policies and aging-inclusive HIV policies with state policymakers.
HAPAC Cultural Competency Training Requirement Toolkit
This toolkit discusses the need for a cultural competency training requirement, the impacts and benefits it has for providers, and how it can be accomplished.
LGBTQ+/HIV Long-Term Care Bill of Rights Toolkit
Learn what an LGBTQ+ Long-Term Care Bill of Rights is, how it would protect those aging with HIV from discrimination, and what is needed to get this legislation passed.
HAPAC Policy Agenda
Get all the details of HAPAC’s policy agendas for working at the federal level, both administratively and legislatively, to advance HIV-inclusive aging policies.
HAPAC Greatest Social Need Toolkit
What is the Older American’s Act, how does it work, and what does it mean to be a population of greatest social need? Find these answers and much more in the HAPAC Greatest Social Need Toolkit.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A Planning Councils Toolkit
This toolkit provides an overview of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Planning Councils, how they function, how individuals can get involved, and how Planning Councils can be used to advance the priorities of individuals aging with HIV.
HAPAC’s Emerging Issues in HIV and Aging 2020 Data Report
This report offers a landscape review on HIV and aging today. It was prepared by Mark Brenning-Ing, Ph.D., for the HIV and Aging Policy Action Coalition.
Health Needs Assessment of the LGBTQ++ Community, Aged 50+, Living with HIV in Puerto Rico Introductory Findings
This Community Needs Assessment was implemented as an initial step to remedy the lack of information on the health needs of this population in Puerto Rico. It represents the views of 264 survey respondents and 13 interview participants aged 50 or more, living with HIV, and proud members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Find additional resources about aging with HIV on our Resources Page!