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HIV is Ageless. Get Tested. (Men Over 50)

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This information sheet discusses the importance of getting tested for HIV, regardless of age. It states that one in six new HIV infections are in people older than 50.

HIV Among People Aged 50 and Older

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This information sheet provides data on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among persons aged 50 years and older. It gives reasons for the increase in the number of older adults with HIV/AIDS and discusses prevention challenges faced by older adults. The fact sheet discusses prevention challenges in this population and summarizes what activities CDC is undertaking for prevention.

Pneumococcal Disease Call to Action: Protecting Older Americans from Serious Pneumococcal Disease

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This information sheet is the result of a task force organized by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases to prioritize barriers to pneumococcal vaccination among people aged 65 years and older. Through large group discussions and smaller working sessions focused on specific patient populations, the task force identified the three main barriers to pneumococcal vaccine older Americans: lack of attention to pneumococcal prevention among healthcare professionals, competing priorities during patient visits, and lack of public awareness about pneumococcal disease and available prevention.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Days: Pocket Card

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This pocket card charts the 11 HIV/AIDS Awareness Days that occur throughout the year. It also encourages people to visit www.aids.gov to view webinars, which include a weekly virtual training on new media tools and tips.

Hepatitis C: Por Que los Baby Boomers Deben Hacerse un Analisis

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This information sheet discusses why baby boomers should get tested for Hepatitis C. It states that baby boomers are five times more likely to have Hepatitis C due to contaminated blood and blood products before widespread screening in 1992 or from injecting drugs. The information sheet discusses testing, symptoms, long term effects, and treatment of hepatitis C. This information sheet is also available in B&W at: http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/Media/PDFs/FactSheet-Boomers-BW_sp.pdf.

Hepatitis C: Why Baby Boomers Should Get Tested

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This information sheet discusses why baby boomers should get tested for Hepatitis C. It states that baby boomers are five times more likely to have Hepatitis C due to contaminated blood and blood products before widespread screening in 1992 or from injecting drugs. The information sheet discusses testing, symptoms, long term effects, and treatment of hepatitis C. This information sheet is also available in B&W at: http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/Media/PDFs/FactSheet-Boomers-BW.pdf.

Medicare and HIV/AIDS

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This information sheet discusses Medicare coverage for people age 65 and older or younger people who are disabled by HIV. The information sheet explains Medicare benefits, eligibility, Medicare spending and caseload, and its future outlook. A profile of HIV/AIDS patients receiving Medicare is presented. Filling the gaps in Medicare coverage with Medicaid or other programs such as the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).

Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R01)

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This FOA invites applications proposing to study HIV infection, HIV-associated conditions, HIV treatment, and/or biobehavioral or social factors associated with HIV/AIDS in the context of aging and/or in older adults. Research approaches of interest include clinical translational, observational, and intervention studies in domestic and international settings.

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