Aundaray Guess: The Grey Invisibles of HIV
When HIV statistics are branded about, a large focus is placed on the young gay community, and justifiably so. But gay seniors are facing the same crisis:
- According to the CDC, there has been a steady increase in HIV infections in Americans 65 years and older.
- Annually, about 10-11% of newly diagnosed U.S. HIV cases occur among older adults.
- That comes out to about 5,000-6,000 new cases of HIV in this age group every single year.
(images: HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaigns for Seniors and Older Adults on the Streets of NYC, Global Action on Aging)