he New York Association on HIV Over Fifty (NYAHOF) was formed in 1991 to address issues related to HIV/AIDS and older adults. Its purpose is to ensure that the concerns of persons over the age of fifty and their support networks are addressed, and to generate educational, programmatic, and policy initiatives in the field of aging.

NYAHOF’s members are healthcare and social service providers, consumers, persons living with HIV/AIDS, and others concerned about the epidemic’s impact on people over the age of fifty. NYAHOF is an all-volunteer task force with no paid staff.


 Promotion of understanding in the community of the social, economic, and political impact of the HIV epidemic on persons over fifty, highlighting prevention strategies.

 Development of a common agenda to meet the needs of persons over fifty and people with HIV, and ensure appropriate access to funding and services.

 Fostering the exchange of skills and knowledge in the area of HIV and aging among healthcare agencies, advocacy groups, and others.

 Advocacy and encouragement of appropriate policies, education, training, and research to respond to the special needs of HIV-positive persons over 50 and older people involved in caring for those with HIV disease.


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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(organizational affiliations for identification purposes only)

J. Edward Shaw
HIV/AIDS Consultant

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

Bill Stackhouse, Ph.D.
Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc.

Beulah Hendricks, R.N.
William F. Ryan Community Health Center

Communications Coordinator
Kathy Nokes, Ph.D., R.N.
Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing

At-Large Board Members

Albertina Audifferea
HIV/AIDS Activist

Brenda Lee Curry
Copasetic Women

Bruce Freeman
Exponents, Inc.

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