National Hiv/aids And Aging Awareness Day
The number of people living longer with HIV/AIDS is on the rise. National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, September 18th, highlights the number of people living longer with HIV/AIDS.
An estimated 24 percent of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States, an estimated 24 percent are age 55 or over. Many people diagnosed after the age of 50 are also a target of the campaign. According to the AIDS Institute, increased concern for an aging population is required. Eventually, the day also aims to raise awareness of the growing number of grandparents who are losing their children to HIV/AIDS.
The campaign includes educational details, support options, and more. Clinics, support groups, and others are among those who are participating in this movement to learn more about prevention, testing, and bringing greater awareness to this national health problem.
Although treatment options have progressed over the decades, prevention and testing are still necessary. The observance reminds us that age doesn't reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS.
The aging awareness day is a reminder that all hiv/aids are aging
Organize or attend a health fair. Talk to your family members or your doctor about testing. Many clinics will host seminars and opportunities to learn more about HIV/AIDS' effects on an aging population. Age doesn't reduce the risk.
For more information on how to get involved, visit theaidsinstitute.org for more details. Clinics, families, and retirement groups are encouraged to participate. To post on social media, use #HIV/AIDSAwarenessDay.
History of national hiv/aids aging awareness day has a rich tradition
In 2008, the National Institutes of Health introduced HIV/Aids Aging Awareness Day to address HIV-related problems for older adults.