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AoA Hosts Webinar on HIV/AIDS and Aging on January 25th

In the last 30 years since the first diagnosed cases of HIV/AIDS, the epidemic has changed and older adults are at greater risk than ever. On Wednesday, January 25th, the Administration on Aging (AoA) will hold a webinar on HIV/AIDS and aging to explore community programs and resources associated with positive aging and prevention.

Title: The Graying of HIV/AIDS: Community Resources for the Aging Services Network

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2:00–3:00 pm Eastern. Presentations will last 60 minutes with a question and answer session to follow.

Description:

The misconception that older adults do not have sex and cannot get HIV has led to a lack of HIV testing among this population. HIV risk doesn’t stop at 50. In fact, men and women over age 50 account for 17% of all new HIV and AIDS diagnoses. In 2009, people aged 50 and older accounted for 23% of AIDS diagnoses in the United States. Yet older adults are often overlooked in the ongoing HIV/AIDS conversation. Lack of public education about HIV/AIDS targeted at older people means this demographic is less knowledgeable about how to protect themselves against infection. Join us for the Graying of HIV/AIDS; because together we can: educate, empower, prevent.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Charles Emlet, Professor of Social Work, University of Washington | Tacoma & affiliate faculty with the University of Washington Center for AIDS Research
  • Joan DeVaughn, Healthy Aging Project Director, Area Agency on Aging PSA9
  • Diana Travieso Palow, Chief, HIV Education Branch, Division of Training and Technical Assistance, HIV/AIDS Bureau, HRSA
  • Aisha Moore, Communications Director, AIDS.gov
  • Carol Crecy, Director, Office of Outreach and Consumer Information, AoA

To Register for the Online Event

  1. Go to https://aoa-events.webex.com/aoa-events/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=668855062
  2. Click “Register”.
  3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click “Submit”.

Please Note: Space is limited, so please register as early as possible. This webinar will also be recorded and posted on the AoA web site (http://www.AoA.gov) soon after the webinar.