February 2021 - Volume 7
A News Service of The AIDS Institute

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7, 2021

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is observed annually on February 7 to increase awareness, spark conversations, and highlight the work being done to reduce HIV in Black or African American (hereafter referred to as Black) communities in the United States and show support for people with HIV in these communities. #NBHAAD

For more information on how to get involved and get the word out, please click here.  
COVID-19 Vaccines and People with HIV Frequently Asked Questions
The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) developed a document to respond to questions from HIV clinicians, and as a resource for HIV clinicians to respond to patient questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
The LGBT Elder Initiative (LGBTEI) is committed to assuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have rights and opportunities to live vibrant, creative and mutually supportive lives. To achieve this vision, the mission of the LGBTEI is to foster and advocate for services and resources that are competent, culturally sensitive, inclusive and responsive to the needs of LGBT elders in the Delaware Valley and beyond.

The LGBTEI is dedicated to building bridges between Aging and LGBT service and community organizations and consumers through advocacy, information, education and referral.

Closer Connection between Aging Services and HIV Networks Is Needed to Fill Gaps in Care, Reduce Isolation, Improve Quality of Life
(December 8, 2020) – HIV has become an aging issue now that more than half of people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. are 50 or older. Thanks to advancements in treatment, people with HIV can now live for decades but longevity with HIV is relatively new, under-explored, and under-resourced, and the HIV/AIDS and aging services networks operate almost totally separately, with few age-specific services. Grantmakers In Aging, a national membership organization of philanthropies, created Moving Ahead Together: A Framework for Integrating HIV/AIDS and Aging Services to help end the painful isolation and improve the care of older people living with HIV. 
Upcoming Events
Aging with HIV
February 24, 2021

Mental Health While Aging
March 11, 2021

HIV, Long Term Survivors, and Trauma
March 30, 2021
Geriatric Assessment for People With HIV
March 23, 2021
1:00PM (EDT)
Presenter: Meredith Greene, MD
University of California San Francisco

This webinar will provide an overview of geriatric conditions and aging related concerns for people living with HIV, as well as describe common tools used to assess these concerns. Additionally, considerations for how to integrate assessments into busy HIV practices will be discussed.

Florida Council on Aging 2021 Virtual Conference
August 10-11, 2021

The Florida Council on Aging (FCOA) is now accepting Call for Presentation Proposals for its annual Florida Conference on Aging, August 10-11, 2021. The 2021 Conference will be virtual. 

Presenters who wish to speak at this conference are invited to submit an online proposal.

Open Call for Presentations
You are invited to share your aging-related expertise, research, and promising practices by submitting proposals for presentations. All proposals must be submitted using the online submission form. Proposals for intermediate and advanced presentations are especially sought. In addition to invited faculty, the Program Sub-Committee competitively reviews proposals for conference presentations.

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2020. Final selections will be made by April 9, 2021.
Online Training Opportunities
Expert faculty discuss the special considerations and unique challenges of managing aging patients living with HIV in a series of engaging commentaries and an interactive module.
Healthcare Needs of Adults with HIV who are Aging in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
Presented by the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)
For more information about aging and HIV, visit the resources:

For information on aging and COVID-19, visit the following resources: