HIV and Aging
Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Series, Vol. 42
Coordinators: Brennan-Ing M., DeMarco R.F.
Director of collection: Fulop T.Language: Anglais
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The lack of perceived HIV risk in late adulthood among older people themselves, as well on the part of providers and society in general, has led to a lack of investment in education, testing, and programmatic responses.
Ageism perpetuates the invisibility of older adults and, in turn, renders current medical and social service systems unprepared to respond to patients’ needs. While ageism may lead to some advantages – discounts for services, for example – it is the negative aspects that must be addressed when determining the appropriate community-level response to the epidemic.