SAGE New Orleans, in partnership with LSU Health Sciences Center, is hosting a virtual Summit on HIV and Aging on Friday, December 10th, from 1:00 to 4:30 PM, on Zoom. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Free continuing education credits will be available for Louisiana-based physicians, nurses, social workers, and counselors. Register at https://bit.ly/3CtwWan.
Presentations will include: “Emerging Issues in HIV and Aging,” “The Golden Compass Model for HIV and Aging,” and “HIV/AIDS Planning Councils: Addressing the Needs of Individuals Aging with HIV.” The event will conclude with a panel discussion featuring people who are living and aging with HIV.
About half of all people living with HIV in the United States are aged 50 and older. With proper treatment, people living with HIV can now expect to live long and healthy lives. Many are thriving, and thanks to antiretroviral treatment, people with an undetectable HIV viral load cannot transmit the virus (U=U). But challenges remain. Much of the marketing for PreP has focused on younger adults who may be at risk for HIV. Meanwhile, people over age 50 who receive a first-time diagnosis of HIV tend to get the diagnosis later in the course of the illness. Long-term care facility staff are, on the whole, unprepared to deal with the unique needs of residents who have HIV. And loneliness and isolation can have profound effects on people who are living and aging with HIV.
SAGE New Orleans is proud to partner with LSU Health Sciences Center to provide a forum to discuss these and other related issues at the summit.
2021 Summit on HIV and Aging Agenda:
Emerging Issues in HIV and Aging
Presenter: Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD
The Golden Compass Model of HIV and Aging
Presenter: Meredith Greene, MD
HIV/AIDS Planning Councils: Addressing the Needs of Individuals Aging with HIV
Presenter: Jim Meadows, MSW
Moderator: Dorian-Gray Alexander, B.A.Panelists: Moisés Agosto-Rosaria, Cecilia Chung, Rick Guasco.
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