September 18th is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. In Vermont, over 20% of people living with HIV are over the age of 50. This follows the national trend of an aging population due to increased access to and efficacy of medication.
"National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness day highlights the complex issues related to HIV prevention, care and treatment for aging populations in the United States. The goal of the campaign is to emphasize the need for prevention, research, and data targeting the aging population, medical understanding of the aging process and its impact on HIV/AIDS."