By Aspen Christian. This article was originally published on the SAGE Blog.
Did you know that by the year 2020, 70 percent of the people living with HIV in the United States will be over the age of 50? How about that older adults (age 50 and up) account for 17 percent of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States?
The 30th annual World AIDS Day was this past Saturday, December 1st, and this year’s theme is “Know your status.” Knowing your status gives you powerful information to keep you and your potential partners healthy. SAGE can refer you to places across New York State where you can be tested for HIV and STIs (sexually transmitted infections).
Hear all about how SAGE supports long-term survivors with its SAGEPositive program in this video featuring SAGE Friendly Visitor/SAGEPositive Manager Bill Gross.
Many thanks to supporters of the SAGEPositive program, including DIFFA, Gilead, Janssen Therapeutics, New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Diverse Elders Coalition.