Look for us in the Global Village (booth 084)
24th International AIDS Conference
30 July – 1 August 2022
10:30am – 6:00pm
About the Silver Zone
What’s On in the Silver Zone Today?
(with Zoom link for virtual attendees)
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Monday, August 1, 2022
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About the Silver Zone
Globally, the face of HIV is an ageing one. Although in supportive systems people are living longer with access to effective treatments, many older adults living with HIV and HIV Long-Term Survivors are coping with the lasting impact of untreated HIV, age-related comorbidities and loss. In the era of COVID-19 and “working to end the HIV epidemic”, many feel isolated and uncertain about the future.
The Silver Zone is a place for older people living with HIV to re-engage with the HIV community and follow the science on HIV and ageing; to feel included and celebrated.
The Silver Zone‘s objectives are: 1) holding space for socialization and mobilization by older people living with HIV, increasing their visibility and building social capital; 2) increasing awareness of the strengths, support needs and experiences of diverse older adults living with HIV and building capacity among stakeholders who can support ageing well; and 3) increasing health literacy and capacity for self- and community-care among older people living with HIV.
Our agenda features both in-person and virtual activities:
- Facilitated networking events for older adults living with HIV to share experiences, challenges, and strategies for ageing
- Intergenerational dialogues to foster understanding among people living with HIV of all ages, and support the next generation
of researchers, advocates, and clinicians in applying a life course perspective
- Panel discussions to address evidence and implementation gaps
that persist in various communities of older people living with HIV impeding full inclusion
- An interactive installation to harness learning from COVID-19 and HIV;
to understand the burden on older adults worldwide and translate lessons learned into recommendations to improve equity for older people living with HIV
- Speakers will present evidence, garnered through lived experience and research, on factors affecting comprehensive well-being for older adults living with HIV
What’s On in the Silver Zone Today?
Zoom link to attend Silver Zone sessions virtually
The Silver Zone sessions are being live streamed on Zoom. All sessions are at the same link (click on the link below when you wish to attend virtually):
Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): Canada: +1 647 558 0588 or +1 778 907 2071 or +1 780 666 0144 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685
Webinar ID: 870 9694 8025
International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kpocRamHb
Saturday 30 July 2022
Global Village Opens
Global Village Opening Ceremonies
ePoster : The Positive Health HIV Survey
The purpose of this study in Belgium was to identify and quantify needs among Persons living with HIV (PLHIV) aged 50 years and more with a view to improve, develop and implement a therapeutic education and positive health program focusing on physical, mental, social and sexual health.
Axel Vanderperre, UTOPIA_BXL
Ageing with Dignity: A Conversation on Home and Community Care for Older Adults
This session invites all, regardless of age, to join us in a conversation on home and community care for older adults to enable ageing with dignity. This event is hosted by older adults living with HIV/peer research associates from the Thrive project team at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
Patience Magagula, Claudette Cardinal, Sharyle Lyndon, Antonio Marante
Ageing well with HIV: perspectives from the CHANGE HIV Canadian cohort
Preliminary data from the CHANGE HIV (Correlates of Healthy Ageing iN GEriatric HIV) study, the first Canadian cohort of people living with HIV age 65 and older, will be presented, exploring the complexities of HIV and ageing. Participants will be invited to share their thoughts on what it means to them to age well with HIV.
Alice Zhabokritsky, MD, MSc, CTN Postdoctoral Fellow
Latino Older Adults with HIV/AIDS (AMLVS)
Based on the specific characteristics and needs of Latino Older Adults with HIV/AIDS (AMLVS), and within the action framework of the National Strategy on HIV/AIDS (USA, 2022-2025), the Latino Commission on AIDS proposes to implement a National Program called Health is Life. This workshop introduces the Health is Life program which responds to the characteristics and/or needs of the Latino community with a holistic approach.
Luis Nava Molero, ABD P.Sc.
Childhood Sexual Trauma and Opioid Use among Older Adults Living with HIV
This presentation will be an examination of the relationship between childhood sexual trauma and opioid use among older adults living with HIV.Dr. Monique J. Brown, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health
18:00 Global Village Closes
Sunday 31 July 2022
Global Village Opens
Staying Sexy in your 60’s and Beyond: Sexual Health and Wellness for Persons Ageing with HIV
Sex and sexual health are an integral part of ageing and wellbeing, however various factors can affect the ways in which people experience or enjoy sex as they age. This interactive discussion will review common issues affecting sexual health and will highlight ways to enjoy sex and maintain intimacy as part of healthy ageing.
Carole Treston, Jeffrey Kwong, Melanie Steilen, Carol Dawson-Rose, Mitchell Wharton
Ageing with HIV: a life-cycle approach, fostering understanding among PLHIV of different ages
An intergenerational dialogue among people living with HIV of different age groups, highlighting the specific needs of PLHIV in a life-cycle perspective, through a better understanding of the challenges faced by people at different stages of their lives. And on how we can maximize our advocacy work in shifting the narrative in HIV care to include this life-cycle perspective.
Kate Murzin, Realize; Mario Cascio, EATG; Stéphan Vernhes, AIDES; Anton Basenko, INPUD; Yana Panfilova, Teenergizer; TBC, CHIVA
Opportunities & Challenges for People Living and Ageing with HIV
This workshop will showcase the Healthy Living training developed by NMAC, which focuses on the impact of age-related factors on older adults with HIV. Factors related to stigma, delayed treatment, social isolation, and lack of conversations with providers around sex and substance use will all be explored.
Opportunities & Challenges for People Living and Ageing with HIV Workshop participants will learn about some key elements of advocacy, useful advocacy methods, and different ways that people ageing with HIV can highlight their lived experience and expertise to advocate for priority policies and services.
Arc of Ageing with HIV 1996-2022: from promise to disappointment & despair
The promise of HAART in 1996 has left many elderly people living with HIV disappointed as systems of care have not evolved to meet their needs. This presentation provides an overview of the research evidence on the well-being of people ageing with HIV.
Planning for the future – best models of care for people ageing with HIV
This panel discussion will explore the best approaches to manageing ageing for people living with HIV in different geographic and country settings.
Tristan Barber MA MD FRCP, Royal Free London; Moisés Agosto-Rosario, NMAC; Julian Falutz MD FRCPC, McGill University Hospital Centre; Jennifer Hoy AM FRACP FAHMS, Alfred Hospital and Monash University; Reena Rajasuriar MPharm PhD, Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERIA), University Malaya, Malaysia; Brenda Crabtree Ramírez, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición, Salvador Zubirán; Claudia Cortes; Giovanni Guaraldi; Jessica Castilho
18:00 Global Village Closes
Monday 1 August 2022
Global Village Opens
Translational HIV and Ageing Research: The Search for Novel Biomarkers
Are you curious about the process of aging with HIV? We are conducting research to help us understand why some adults with HIV seem to age faster than their peers. This session will cover new research about aging, inflammation, and the health of older adults with HIV.
Carrie D. Johnston, MD MS. Assistant Professor of Medicine. Weill Cornell Medical College
Walking in These Shoes
Walking in These Shoes is a short documentary (13 minutes) commissioned by the Viral Interventions research study led by acclaimed film-maker and scholar John Greyson at York University. The film was co-created by two BIPOC activists living with HIV and resident artists who engaged in reciprocal learning and mentorship throughout the project. The film was shot in 4K and slow motion in HD.
Samuel López, Director; Kenneth Poon; Paulina Tsutma
Assessing Frailty to Sustain Intrinsic Capacity: A Proactive Geriatric Approach in the Management of Older People Living with HIV
In this session it will be discussed how a patient-centered “geriatric approach” clinic may build preventive, proactive, personalised and participatory interventions in frail and non-resilient people living with HIV to monitor and preserve mobility, cognition, psychosocial, sensory and vitality domains.
Giovanni Guaraldi; Matteo Cesari
Living Expertise Panel Discussion
People living with HIV from around the world share their stories of growing older with HIV.
Samuel López (Canada)
Living and ageing with HIV in Albania: A Challenge in Life
Speaking up from Down Under – Ageing and thriving with HIV in Australia
Brent Allan, Global Health & Community Engagement Consultant
Preparing yourself for the future. What does it mean to be an aged person living with HIV in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region?
Comment bien vieillir avec le VIH (How to age well with HIV)
Participants in this session will be invited to talk about the challenges associated with living with HIV, as well as strategies for living a healthy life with HIV as you age. Topics will include medication, sexual health, depression, stigma, and more.
Isseu Teuw Diallo
Global Village Closing Ceremonies
Global Village Closes
Realize (Canada); The National Association of People with HIV Australia (Australia); UTOPIA_BXL (Belgium); Let’s Kick ASS – AIDS Survivor Syndrome (USA); National Minority AIDS Council (USA); Black Women’s Learning Institute (USA); Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV (CRN+); European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) (Europe); School of Therapeutic Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa); Coalition des organismes communautaires québécois de lutte contre le SIDA (Canada); Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging, Hunter College, CUNY (USA); Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto (Canada); Canada-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (International); National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP) (USA)
Reports and tools
- Environmental Scan of In Process Research on Health, HIV & Aging Sept 2021,
This report authored by Realize and the National Coordinating Committee on HIV and Aging (NCC) and the research database, provide a snapshot of the HIV and aging research underway in Canada at a single point in time. (Available in English).
- 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. (Available in English). Think tank illustration available in French and English. https://www.realizecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/Think-Tank-Illustration-Pan-Canadian-Research-Agenda-on-HIV-Aging-Older-Adulthood.pdf; https://www.realizecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/Programme-de-recherche-sur-le-vih-le-vieillissement-et-le-grand-age-%E2%80%9314-juillet-2022.pdf
- Situating the Preferences And Needs for Aging Care among HIV-positive Elderly people in Ontario within the UN Principles for Older Persons,
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. (Available in English)
- “You got five strikes there already”: Characterizing the lived experiences of older people living with HIV in Ontario, Canada through community-based research,
Poster presentation on PANACHE (Preferences and Needs for Aging Care Among HIV-Positive Elderly People) – a community based, participatory research program aimed at describing the self-reported healthcare and social support needs and preferences of older people living
with HIV in Ontario, Canada. (Available in English)
- Living Your Best Life: Defining Living versus Living Well with HIV in Canada, French – https://www.realizecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/LYBL-Report-FR.pdf
Report on a series of community consultations and a large, multi-day virtual event examining the concepts of wellness in living with HIV in Canada. (Available in French and English)
- Optimal Health and Wellbeing in HIV: Opinion Paper,
From Prolonging Life to Quality of Life – An Opinion Paper from the Optimal Heath & Wellbeing in HIV Steering Committee (Available in French and English)
- The E-Module: An HIV & Rehab Resource,
Realize’s most accessed resource is now available in an interactive, online format in both official languages! The aim of this e-module is to enhance knowledge about HIV care among rehabilitation professionals so they may better address the needs of people living with HIV. Notable characteristics of the e-module include the comprehensive review and incorporation of current best evidence on HIV and rehabilitation and the interdisciplinary approach to its development. (Available in French and English)
- 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. (Available in English)
Preferences and Needs for Aging Care among HIV-positive Elderly people in Ontario (PANACHE ON) – This video series explores the perspective of diverse stakeholders involved in this community-based participatory research project on older adults living with HIV.
Living Your Best Life: Defining Living Versus Living Well with HIV in Canada – This video series includes recordings from the Living Your Best Life National Conference held over four sessions in early 2021.
Video Vignettes on Growing Older with HIV – This video series includes video vignettes on growing older with HIV from Canadians living with HIV.
Visit our YouTube channel for a comprehensive list of videos related to HIV & Aging! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPX_1zY5vZnAWbKicj7Hl3A
Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging, Hunter College, CUNY (USA) (English)
Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV (CRN+) (English)
Coalition des organismes communautaires québécois de lutte contre le SIDA (Canada) (French & English)
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto (Canada) (English)
European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) (Europe) (French & English)
Let’s Kick ASS – AIDS Survivor Syndrome (USA) (English)
National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP) (USA) (English)
The National Association of People with HIV Australia (Australia) (English)
National Minority AIDS Council (USA) (English)
School of Therapeutic Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) (English)
UTOPIA_BXL (Belgium) (French and English)