ROAH Study

ACRIA was the first organization to recognize that the new, highly effective medications developed in the mid-1990s would allow people with HIV to live far longer than was ever thought possible, even into older age. It soon became clear that we were entering a new phase of the epidemic where HIV was a manageable—although serious—chronic illness. Knowing that a significant shift in services and policies would need to take place to address this, ACRIA launched its seminal Research on Older Adults with HIV (ROAH) study in 2006 to investigate this unique population and what kind of support they required. This widely cited study was the first, largest, and most comprehensive one of its kind 10 years ago, and it remains so to this day.