This report provides a recap of a roundtable discussion supported by Theratechnologies that was convened March 2, 2016, focused on healthy aging for people with HIV and the impact of multi-morbidity on this population. The report itself does not represent the opinions of Theratechnologies, but rather it reflects the opinions of participants listed on page three of this report.
This paper focuses on the unique story and aspects of HIV/AIDS survivorship in the United States, and the movement that this phenomenon has generated. It includes survivor needs-assessment information directly from the hardest hit communities, evidence-based behavioral and clinical research, theoretical and historical accounts, best practice program models, and finally advocacy and community mobilization efforts.
This declaration establishes and reminds humanity that we are into the fourth decade of the HIV epidemic and half the people living with HIV are age 50 and older. By 2020 that number will be 70%. This is a wakeup call to focus on the needs and reality of older individuals aging with HIV. Because we had the audacity to survive we now face a host of challenges few of us could have predicted.