Everyone living with HIV and other episodic disabilities, whether young or old, is aging. Aging increases the chances that you live with multiple chronic health conditions which cause disability and need to be managed at the same time. Among those who are older, some have been living with illness long-term, while others have received their diagnosis more recently.
The resources in this section provide information on how to maintain good overall health and quality of life while aging with HIV and other chronic health conditions.
Situating the Preferences And Needs for Aging Care among HIV-positive Elderly people in Ontario within the UN Principles for Older Persons
PANACHE: Principles and Practicalities; Project Report, Realize August 2021
Preferences And Needs for Aging Care among HIV-positive Elderly people in Ontario (“PANACHE ON”) is a qualitative community-based participatory research (CBPR) study that conducted community consultations with people aging with HIV at nine community-based organizations in Ontario, Canada to ascertain their preferences and needs for aging care.
The Pan-Canadian Research Agenda on HIV, Aging & Older Adulthood
The Pan-Canadian Research Agenda on HIV, Aging and Older Adulthood is a tool created by the National Coordinating Committee on HIV and Aging to guide decision-making by four interested parties:
1) Research Funders and Grant Review Committees
2) Principal Investigators and Research Team Members
3) Policy Makers and Policy Change Advocates
4) Institutions, Residential Care Settings and Community-Based Organizations
The recommendations are relevant to stakeholders engaged in most types of HIV- and aging-related
research and evidence production, including epidemiological studies, community-based research
projects, biomedical and clinical trials, implementation science initiatives and program evaluation.
There are two notable exceptions. The NCC does not have the expertise to make recommendations
regarding priorities for basic science research and drug development.
We Live and Learn Together: The Social Benefits of an Online Symposium on HIV and Aging Well
This virtual presentation, made as a poster to the Canadian Association for HIV Research annual conference in 2022, outlines the social benefits to older adults living with HIV on HIV and aging well.