In recognition of Older Americans Month, SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) and the Diverse Elders Coalition co-sponsored a national teleconference on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 on the issues facing older adults with HIV — a rapidly growing demographic with distinct needs and pronounced disparities. It’s estimated that by 2015, one in two people with HIV in the U.S. will be 50 and older, many of whom are LGBT and people of color. The teleconference includes an update on the state of the AIDS epidemic among older people, as well as a discussion on policy opportunities that would improve the health and overall wellness of older people with HIV. Leaders from the aging, LGBT and HIV/AIDS fields also discusses how providers can best support people with HIV as they age.
Dr. Jennifer Kates, Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation
Dan Tietz, RN, JD, Executive Director, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)
Hilary Meyer, Director, National Programs, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
Aaron Tax, Director of Federal Government Relations, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
Bryan Pacheco, National Coordinator, Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC)
Naomi Schegloff, Project Co-Director, of The Graying of AIDS