Gerontology Faculty Publications

Title

No One is Immune: A Community Education Partnership Addressing HIV/AIDS and Older Adults

Document Type

Article

Abstract

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of new HIV diagnoses among people aged 50 to 64 in the United States, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in just 7 years (by 2015) 50% of those living with AIDS will be aged 50 or older. To address this public health concern, viable HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment options for individuals over the age of 50 are necessary. This article discusses the No One Is Immune initiative that planned, implemented, and coordinated evidence- based HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs specifically tailored for middle-aged and older adults. Guided by the health belief model, an educational conference entitled “Sexuality, Medication, and HIV/AIDS in Middle and Later Adulthood” was conducted along with research activities that assessed HIV/AIDS knowledge gained using both qualitative and quantitative measures. This project can be replicated by other providers within the aging network.

Publisher's Statement

Availability via databases maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine.

Publication Date

6-1-2010

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Gerontology

Volume

29

Issue

3

Start Page No.

352

End Page No.

370

DOI

10.1177/0733464809337412