Semi Annual Seminar
Semi Annual Symposium
Program, Date and Location to be announced
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 .
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:
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.
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.
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
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
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New York Association on HIV Over Fifty, Inc.
J. Edward Shaw, Chairperson
119 West 24th Street
York, NY 10011-1913
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J. Edward Shaw
Myron Gold, B.A., M.F.D.
HIV/AIDS Health Educator
At-Large Board Members
Mary Ann Malone, L.C.S.W.
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Mark Brennan, PhD
Laurene Clark, RN
Mt. Sinai Hospital and ANAC
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Senior Counselor, FACES