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GMHC Webinar on Aging With HIV During COVID-19


Nearly half of people living with HIV in the United States are 50 or older, and National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is coming up Friday, September 18. In observance of the day, you can participate in two virtual (and free!) discussions held the day before and featuring Anthony Fauci, MD, whom you likely recognize as a member of the White House’s coronavirus task force; AIDS United’s Ronald Johnson; POZ’s editor-in-chief Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.; and a variety of specialists, advocates and long-term survivors. Here are the details:

“Aging With HIV: Surviving Another Pandemic”

Time: Noon to 5 p.m. EST, Thursday, September 17

Hosted by: GMHC’s National Resource Center on HIV and Aging

Speakers: The two keynote speakers are Fauci, who is also the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Johnson, a senior policy fellow at AIDS United. Additional speakers are:

  • Kelsey Louie, MSW, MBA, the CEO of GMHC

  • Jonathan S. Appelbaum, MD, of the Florida State University College of Medicine

  • Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD, of the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, the City University of New York

  • Margaret Danilovich, PhD, of the Leonard Schanfield Research Institute in Chicago

  • Meredith Greene, MD, of the University of California San Francisco Division of Geriatrics

  • Stephen Karpiak, PhD, of GMHC and the New York University School of Nursing

  • Mark Milano, of GMHC and an older person living with HIV

  • Ina Park, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco

  • Eugenia Siegler, MD, of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine.

Topics of Discussion: COVID-19’s effect on older adults living with HIV; addressing loneliness, food scarcity and social isolation; access to geriatric care; exercise programs; updates on HIV treatments; and much more. 


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