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The Newest “Ism” to Challenge Is Ageism

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Being of age and living with HIV is different. So is being an older woman living with HIV. My diagnosis was given to me when I was 58 years old. It was a second marriage for both of us in 2003. I was diagnosed in 2006. I'm single again. I'm not sure which is more of a challenge: being 70; being single; or being a woman living with HIV. I made lemonade by starting a local peer group for women. Being of age and being single concurrently is still a challenge.

September 3, 2018 Arizona


HIV is an equal opportunity disease yet those of us with HIV have different experiences and factors that need to be recognized and adressed. Those of us lucky enough to have made it to the ripe old age of 50+ deserve to be seen as survivors with needs that are not part of the one size fits all AIDS community. Some of our needs and wants are unique because we are older. Being recognized as a segment of the general AIDs community by AIDs service organizations would be a step in the right direction

September 3, 2018 So. Cal.


Being a senior (going on70), and being pos since 85, there have been so many changes. I found that younger people don't understand what some of us have gone through. There is only a few of us left that have the virus from the beginning, and my last check up 900 t cells, my doctors don't understand how I am still alive. I try and take care of myself, no smoking & drinking..The only workout that I get is mowing the 1/2 acre of yard and keeping the tree's trimmed. Well everyone take care for no

September 3, 2018


First ,I am a long term survivor at 62 . But I would separate your magazines and this private information from peoples Facebook account or require them to have a Facebook account. These are very sensitive and private information. If you want people to participate. Get rid of the Facebook and Twitter links. People can share with out direct links to these two data eating and then recycling of our personal information.

September 3, 2018


All of America is getting older,many baby boomers are gonna need nursing care ,in home care,being alone and old is tough,but H.I.V, gay,many older men want young men,that’s why some people just quit taking their meds,my saving grace is east coast,age and H.I.V is not a deal breaker there,here in a fly over state,youth is everything,its sad so many good friends died in 80&90’s,it would be a lot easier if they were around.

August 12, 2018 Tulsa


Thanks Bob.... even received a letter from the International AIDS conference, after I complained about what it was obvious it was happening: HIV and aging/ or HIV LONG TERM SURVIVORS Advocates and activists were not receiving scholarships. The letter said how they were including these areas in a big, huge disappointment. I was expecting so much more after the fact that in Durban, Africa, there was not one workshop about it.

August 3, 2018 San Francisco, CA

Eric Carl

Year. It's sad to me. Especially when I'm asked about the specifics from a newly diagnosed guy. That didn't need to happen. But they're not informed, are coaxed with drugs, disclosure is rare because "on prep" is the new "yeah I've been tested, it's fine" and some seem it's fun to infect,just look at porn sites. THAT'S EROTIC? Well I fought hard for my life and to ensure my negative experiences stemming from my sexuality wouldn't impact another gay man. We made things happened. No respect. OLD!!

August 1, 2018 Honolulu Hawaii

Eric Carl

I was 22 when my ex passed and it had just hit the national media. It now had a name. I have lived with it 34 years. ACT-UP was everything to me. I traveled on my dime , got put in jail, got out on my dime. I then lived in Boston in the 90's and was involved in EVERYTHING my ACT-UP buds branched into. Marriages, adoption, discrimination in housing, employment etc. I was involved in research of meds. Then I burned out moved to Hawaii and was detached from it all. I have been using apps for

August 1, 2018 Honolulu Hawaii


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