A significant proportion (over 40 percent) of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients are aged 50 years and older. As with the overall RWHAP population, the majority of older Ryan White clients are from racial and ethnic minority populations and have lower incomes. In contrast, their retention in care and viral suppression rates are better than the overall rates for Ryan White clients. Care for older people can be challenging if they are being treated for multiple conditions, and older PLWH may need support to manage (and pay for) complicated treatment regimens.
Webinars and Training
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareDecember 2016
Overview of health care and supportive services to help older PLWH age successfully.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareOctober 2015
Overview of the care of older adults living with HIV infection and strategies for agencies to improve the management of this population's more common co-morbidities (e.g., coronary heart disease, various cancers).
Howard Brown Health CenterOctober 2012
Curriculum for nurses teaching cultural competency in the care of LGBT older adults.
Reports and Best Practices
How RWHAP grant recipients can support access to medications and related services for the clients they serve who are aging and who experience associated comorbid conditions.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareMay 2016
This Brief discusses HIV and Aging
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)January 2018
HIV clinical training resources and and collaborative support for the AETC Program.