man hands forming a heart with his hands and a red ribbon for th The past three decades have dramatically improved what it means for a person to be HIV-positive. Once viewed as a death sentence, today there are millions of people continuing to live long and rich lives in spite of their infection. With the latest medical breakthroughs, more people than ever before in history are surviving a HIV diagnosis well into their golden years. But it’s not all good news. Approximately one-third of those suffering from HIV and AIDS are at least 50 years old. To make matters more complicated, the fact that the elderly are liable to suffer from a comorbid illness can make managing HIV that much more difficult. Thankfully, there are many simple things you can do to help provide non-medical care for seniors with AIDS and ensure that your loved one can continue to lead a happy and healthy life in the face of this illness.

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