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HIV and Aging

Both the general Canadian population and Canadians living with HIV are aging.

It is estimated that the percentage of seniors (age 65 and older) will almost double in Canada within the next 25 years: from 14.1 per cent in 2010 to 23-25 per cent by 2036. HIV-positive Canadians are aging as well. The number of older Canadians living with HIV is increasing, both because HIV-positive Canadians are living longer thanks to improved treatment options, and because some Canadians receive an HIV diagnosis later in life.

As a result of these circumstances, the intersection of HIV and aging is becoming stronger than ever. There are specific physical and psychosocial issues related to HIV and aging that present particular challenges to effective prevention, care, treatment and support.

2013 Updated HIV and Aging Fact Sheets

  1. Introduction HIV and Aging in Canada: an Introduction - PDF
  2. Diagnosis, Treatment and Care HIV and Aging in Canada: Diagnosis, Treatment and Care - PDF
  3. Physiological HIV and Aging in Canada: Physiological Effects and Considerations - PDF
  4. Prevention HIV and Aging in Canada: Prevention - PDF
  5. Psychosocial HIV and Aging in Canada : Psychosocial Considerations - PDF
  6. Action HIV and Aging in Canada : Taking Action - PDF

2011 Factsheets

  1. Introduction HIV and aging in Canada: Introduction
  2. Diagnosis, Treatment and Care HIV and aging in Canada: Diagnosis, treatment and care
  3. Physiological HIV and aging in Canada: Physiological effects and considerations
  4. Prevention HIV and aging in Canada: Prevention
  5. Psychosocial HIV and aging in Canada: Psychosocial effects and considerations
  6. Action HIV and aging in Canada: Taking action

HIV and Aging. © Canadian AIDS Society. Published 12/05/2011. Updated 01/22/2014. Web. Retrieved 10/23/2014 from http://www.cdnaids.ca/hiv-and-aging