Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Thirty years after doctors diagnosed the first case of AIDS, the number of persons over the age of 50 living with HIV/AIDS continues to increase. In an effort to reach this population of older Americans, who may not be educated about the spread and risk factors for HIV/AIDs, the Administration on Aging has developed the HIV: Know the Risks. Get the Facts. Older Americans and HIV/AIDS Toolkit, specifically designed for educating the more mature audience.
The kit, developed for use by aging services advocates and other organizations interested in informing seniors, contains easy to use resources, such as posters, a factsheet, a customizable PowerPoint presentation, and video that can be used to educate older adults on how to protect themselves against – or live with – AIDS.
For more information or to access the HIV: Know the Risks. Get the Facts. Older Americans and HIV/AIDS Toolkit visit http://aoa.gov/AoARoot/AoA_Programs/HPW/HIV_AIDS/toolkit.aspx