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AoA Hosts Webinar on HIV/AIDS and Aging on January 25th

In the last 30 years since the first diagnosed cases of HIV/AIDS, the epidemic has changed and older adults are at greater risk than ever. On Wednesday, January 25th, the Administration on Aging (AoA) will hold a webinar on HIV/AIDS and aging to explore community programs and resources associated with positive aging and prevention.

Title: The Graying of HIV/AIDS: Community Resources for the Aging Services Network

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2:00–3:00 pm Eastern. Presentations will last 60 minutes with a question and answer session to follow.


The misconception that older adults do not have sex and cannot get HIV has led to a lack of HIV testing among this population. HIV risk doesn’t stop at 50. In fact, men and women over age 50 account for 17% of all new HIV and AIDS diagnoses. In 2009, people aged 50 and older accounted for 23% of AIDS diagnoses in the United States. Yet older adults are often overlooked in the ongoing HIV/AIDS conversation. Lack of public education about HIV/AIDS targeted at older people means this demographic is less knowledgeable about how to protect themselves against infection. Join us for the Graying of HIV/AIDS; because together we can: educate, empower, prevent.


  • Dr. Charles Emlet, Professor of Social Work, University of Washington | Tacoma & affiliate faculty with the University of Washington Center for AIDS Research
  • Joan DeVaughn, Healthy Aging Project Director, Area Agency on Aging PSA9
  • Diana Travieso Palow, Chief, HIV Education Branch, Division of Training and Technical Assistance, HIV/AIDS Bureau, HRSA
  • Aisha Moore, Communications Director,
  • Carol Crecy, Director, Office of Outreach and Consumer Information, AoA

To Register for the Online Event

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Register”.
  3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click “Submit”.

Please Note: Space is limited, so please register as early as possible. This webinar will also be recorded and posted on the AoA web site ( soon after the webinar.