More than half of people living with HIV (PLWH) in the United States are over age 50 and at least half of them are over 70 years old. Advances in HIV anti-retroviral treatments continue to extend the lifespan of people with HIV. However, people aging with HIV, particularly those diagnosed earlier in the epidemic, are likely to face a myriad of challenges: clinical, psychosocial, financial, and logistical. As they age, it’s likely they will enter places of care not familiar with HIV and its co-occurring conditions. Evidence has demonstrated that nurses are ideally situated to deliver and manage this complex care.
This series of on-line modules will expand knowledge, skills and strategies for providing optimal care for people living and aging with HIV. Intended for RNs, APRNs, LPNs and CNAs who work in gerontological or HIV settings, all healthcare team members will benefit from viewing. You may claim CNE at the end of each module.