Semi Annual Seminar

Semi Annual Symposium
January 2008
Program, Date and Location to be announced

MEMBER NEWS

NYAHOF organizational member ACRIA--the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America--has released the findings of its groundbreaking Research on Older Adults with HIV (ROAH) study. The first comprehensive and in-depth study of this population, with a study cohort of 1,000 HIV-positive New Yorkers over 50, ROAH looked at a broad array of physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual issues as they relate to people over 50 with HIV. The report can be viewed on ACRIA's Website, www.acria.org .

 

ith the HIV/AIDS epidemic now in its third decade, and with an array of resources targeted at “high-risk” populations—gay men, intravenous drug users, young people, communities of color—one group remains largely overlooked. Whether the issue is prevention, diagnosis, medical care, or social services, the special needs of older adults are seldom a priority.

But the fact is that older adults are a significant and growing part of this ongoing epidemic:

 Older adults are not immune. According to the most recent figures published by the New York City Department of Health, approximately 16 percent of those newly diagnosed with AIDS and HIV in the first half of 2002 had passed their 50th birthdays at the time of diagnosis.

 As people with AIDS live longer, they age into the middle-aged and older HIV population. Almost one-fourth of New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS in mid-2002 were over the age of 50. People with AIDS and HIV are living significantly longer today than ever before in the epidemic, and both the number and the proportion of the HIV population who are over 50 can only continue to grow.

 AIDS can mean a second round of parenting for older adults. When a young parent with AIDS dies or becomes very ill, it often falls to the grandparents to care for and raise the children, either temporarily or permanently. And many of those children are HIV-positive themselves.

he New York Association on HIV Over Fifty, Inc., exists to address these and other issues related to aging and HIV. Click here to learn more about our goals and activities.

NYAHOF membership meetings are held approximately every six weeks and are open to all interested individuals and organizations. For the time and place of the next meeing, call us at (212) 367-1009 or email info@nyahof.org and/or ednys2003@yahoo.com.

 

   
         

New York Association on HIV Over Fifty, Inc.
J. Edward Shaw, Chairperson
119 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011-1913
info@nyahof.org and/or ednys2003@yahoo.com
(212) 367-1009
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(organizational affiliations for identification purposes only)

Chair
J. Edward Shaw
HIV/AIDS Consultant

Secretary
Myron Gold, B.A., M.F.D.
HIV/AIDS Activist

Communications Liaison
HIV/AIDS Health Educator

At-Large Board Members

Mary Ann Malone, L.C.S.W.
Mt. Sinai Hospital

Mark Brennan, PhD
ACRIA

Laurene Clark, RN
Mt. Sinai Hospital and ANAC


Esther Lok
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Ty Martin
SAGE

Ron Turner
Senior Counselor, FACES

Russel Stephen
Housing Works