New York City Center of Expertise on HIV & Aging
ACRIA has been a New York City Center of Expertise (COE) on HIV & Aging since 2007. Our citywide efforts are funded by the City Council through the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and managed by Public Health Solutions.
ACRIA provides capacity building through training and technical assistance to aging service providers, healthcare providers, and peer educators on topics such as HIV prevention and treatment education for HIV-positive and high risk HIV-negative older adults.
In addition, ACRIA:
- Promotes community mobilization among numerous providers, including senior centers, faith-based organizations, and AIDS service organizations
- Provides face-to-face and web-based trainings for older adults and their service providers on HIV prevention, care, treatment, stigma, and comorbidities
- Provides HIV testing targeting adults over 50 throughout New York City
- Works to reduce stigma and expand the availability of HIV services
- Creates social messaging materials targeting HIV-positive and high-risk HIV-negative older adults
- Implements the evidence-based High Impact Prevention “Community PROMISE” intervention for high-risk negative older adult