We're now seeing the first generation of people growing older with HIV thanks to incredible medical progress. In fact, the over 50s are the fastest growing population of people living with HIV, with the proportion of over 50s projected to rise to 54% by 2028. However, this is uncharted territory in many ways as there is still much to learn about what we can expect as we grow older with HIV.
Over the next five months, we and our partners will host four talks and discussions in four different cities which people can attend as audience members or access through livestreaming using a smart phone, tablet or computer. Each event will be recorded and shared online for those who wish to access at a time more convenient to them.
Although the themes are related to growing older with HIV, the events are open to anyone who wishes to attend, regardless of age.
We invite HIV organisations, peer support groups or any other interested parties to get involved by hosting their own events at which the talks can be livestreamed. Alternatively, the online recording of the event could be used as part of a group discussion at a later date.
We hope that the use of livestreaming and hosting the recorded session online will increase access to the talks, enabling people who are living in more rural areas or who are unable to access a local support group to take part and gain relevant information related to living well with HIV. The project will be evaluated and learnings disseminated to inform future digital services.
The four events are as follows:
1. Quality of life for people living with HIV
- Thursday 21 November 2019, 6.30pm
- Friends Meeting House, Brighton
- Register here
2. Living with HIV and other long-term conditions
- Tuesday 21 January 2020, 3pm-5pm
- St Anne’s Church, 55 Dean Street, London
- Registration opens Friday 13 December 2019
3. What do we know about HIV and Ageing?
- Thursday 27 February 2020, 2pm
- George House Trust, Manchester
- Registration opens Monday 27 January 2020
4. Mental health, loneliness and social isolation
- Thursday 26 March 2020, 2pm-4pm
- Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
- Registration opens Saturday 15 February 2020
How to book
Booking opens a month before each event takes place. Once open, follow the relevant link above to book your place via Eventbrite.