Conference on HIV and Aging



Monday, March 25, 2013, 9am – 5pm
Fordham University, Lincoln Center, 12th Floor Faculty Lounge
113 West 60th Street New York, NY 10023

The CDC predicts that half of those living with HIV in the U.S. will be over 50 by 2015. Research on the “graying” of the epidemic is expanding, defining gaps in our knowledge. Addressing the behavioral health needs of this population is critical, since many of these older adults with HIV have the triple diagnoses of HIV, depression, and substance use. These health factors are exacerbated by the impact of HIV stigma, ageism, racism and poverty, which contribute to social isolation. Consequently many adults with HIV lack will lack informal supports as they age and will increasingly rely on costly health and social services. This conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, and advocates for those aging with HIV to share up-to-date information and provide networking opportunities for establishing collaborative efforts with others in the New York City metro area. Students and professionals are encouraged to attend to meet local leaders in this field and learn about future directions in research and practice in this emerging domain.

Sponsored by:

Be the Evidence Project; AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), ACRIA Center on HIV & Aging, The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education, MAC AIDS Fund, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals

PDFs of the following PowerPoints are available for download below.


Final Conference Program

Stephen Karpiak: Overview/Epidemiology
Richard Havlik: Comorbidity and Depression
Mark Brennan-Ing: Substance Use
Sarit Golub: Sexual Risk/Prevention
Celia Fisher: Ethical Issues in HIV Prevention Research
Tina Maschi: Criminal Justice Issues
Perry Halkitis: Gay & Bisexual Men-Community Issues
Claudia Moreno: Older Latinas and HIV
Terri Wilder: Self-Empowerment of PLWHA & 2013 Issues
Daniel Tietz: Medicaid and Health Care Reform Policy Issues
Stephanie Kranes: HIV Narrative Project

Katja Heinemann: Graying of AIDS 

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