Moving Ahead Together: Developing a Framework to Connect the HIV/AIDS and Aging Services Communities

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Sponsored by Grantmakers in Aging

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEs

If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact us at your earliest convenience to make arrangements—

The story of the long-time survival of people living with HIV is a story of resilience, advocacy and science, and is a triumph of human achievement. But it also means that many HIV survivors are growing older, a prospect they did not think possible. Today, more than half of those living with HIV are older than age 50. In ten years, that number will grow to 75 percent, yet the HIV and aging service systems do not effectively work together to provide the services these survivors need as they age. Over the past year, leaders of 40 national HIV and aging organizations have come together to create a framework for the work that needs to be done improve this situation. The speakers will discuss medical, social service and policy recommendations to lead us forward.

Participants of this webinar will learn:

  • A bit of the history around HIV treatment and advocacy that led to longer life spans;
  • What it means to age with HIV with current treatments and prospects for older age; 
  • Why it often feels as if the aging and HIV services systems are working at cross purposes; 
  • A framework for how to improve collaboration between the sectors to more effectively serve those aging with HIV; and
  • Policy recommendations going forward for aiding those who are aging with HIV.



Aaron Tax Aaron Tax is the Director of Advocacy at SAGE, the largest and oldest organization in the country dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older people.
Dr. Maile Karris is an Associate Professor who is a physician researcher at the University of California San Diego. Her research focuses on improving understanding of and developing interventions to mitigate the psychosocial factors that adversely impact Aging with HIV.
Jesse Milan, Jr, is President & CEO of AIDS United, a national organization focused on ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S. through strategic grantmaking, capacity building and policy and advocacy.  A lawyer, Mr. Milan has received numerous awards for his HIV work, he’s addressed millions on global and national levels, and has been living with HIV for over three decades.