Over 50s are now the fastest-growing group of people living with HIV.
Modern HIV treatment means that many people with HIV are living long, healthy lives.
Nearly three in 10 people accessing HIV-related care were aged 50 or over at the end of 2014 – compared with one in eight in 2003.
In 2010, when little evidence existed, we partnered with Age UK and The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and published a report, A National Study of Ageing and HIV (50 Plus). This examined the needs and concerns of older people living with HIV as they face older age.
The report showed that older people with HIV can be disadvantaged in a wide range of ways – from poorer health, to social care issues and housing problems.
This research helped us to create the Health, Wealth and Happiness project - an innovative three year project funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Silver Dreams scheme. The project supports the financial, emotional and physical wellbeing of over 50s living with HIV in Brighton, Bristol, London, Manchester and the West Midlands.
For further information see our project flyer [PDF].
Tel: 074 6791 3956 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are conducting a new 50 plus survey. If you are aged over 50 and living with HIV, please take part and help us to ensure that your needs are met in the future.
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