On June 3, 2010, the D.C. Office on Aging (DCOA) along with RIGHT INC and Howard University School of Social Work will be convening a one day free conference that will provide increased awareness of the aging of the HIV epidemic and the unique issues that challenge those living with HIV/AIDS over 50.

HIV and Aging Conference 2010 brochure

June 3, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Howard University School of Social Work
601 Howard Place, NW, 1st Floor
Washington, D.C. 20059

By 2015, over half of those living with HIV/AIDS will be 50 years and older. Are we prepared? what are the special challenges? Baby Boomers? Health and quality of life? The inaction of HIV and other medical treatments? What is contributing to rising number of new infections over 50? Who is providing the care?

Topics such as educating seniors, research, best practices, service delivery, case management, co-morbidities, substance abuse, health literacy and targeted HIV prevention strategies for older adults will be addressed. The targeted audience includes seniors, case managers, social workers, medical service, aging service providers, geriatric and medical policy makers, and senior advocates looking to educate others.

There will a specific workshops geared towards seniors educating seniors about HIV as well as workshops for HIV and Aging Service Providers to understand each other system of care.