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Graying of HIV: Virtual Webinar Series

JHU Regional Partner of the

MidAtlantic AETC presents:

Graying of HIV: Virtual Webinar Series

Please join us for a virtual webinar/zoom series provided in collaboration with

JHU REACH Initiative and the JHU STD/HIV Prevention Training Center

     Series Description:  Older people with HIV, now a chronic disease, represent a growing population in the United States presenting with a unique set of challenges, including a higher prevalence of comorbidities not associated with HIV/AIDS, polypharmacy, HIV stigma, ageism, and lack of social support. This series will provide current updates and discussion on impact of bridging gaps in services, aging policies, implementing aging assessments in HIV clinics, increasing resilience and improving health outcomes. Note: There will be 7 sessions offered with CME, CPE, CNE and CEU credits provided AFTER ALL sessions have been attended (either live or recorded).

Important notes regarding the recordings of the below webinars: You must register on maaetc.org and Zoom in order to view the recorded webinars. If you have any problems accessing the recordings, please email us at maaetc@pitt.edu. In addition, for sessions 2-7 the associated audio transcripts have not yet been edited. If you need to access the audio transcript in its completed form, please contact us at maaetc@pitt.edu.

 SESSION 1

Initiating Aging Assessments in HIV Clinic (Strong Project)

Friday, June 5, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm

 This session will describe the 'STRONG' demonstration project (Strengthening Therapeutic Resources for Older adults agiNG with HIV), including how patient and provider input was utilized, and how a multidisciplinary study team designed and implemented geriatric assessments in a HIV-primary care clinic. Preliminary data will be shared, and the study group will answer any attendee questions

To view the recorded webinar, please visit: https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/15834

SESSION 2

Reframing Aging and Ageism

     Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 11:00am – 11:45am

 This session will describe how aging is misunderstood in America and how an aging stereotype can lead to discrimination against older people in many ways with an emphasis on health care and aging adults with HIV, and how reframing can influence current public understanding to create a more just, inclusive, age-friendly society.

To view the recorded webinar, please click here: https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/15852 

SESSION 3

Living Well as Long Term Survivors

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:30pm – 1:15pm

 A panel of Long Term Survivors of HIV, over the age of 60, will share their lived experiences of aging, the challenges and successes of dealing with adherence, comorbidities, and the impact of the current COVID pandemic

To view the recorded webinar, please click here: https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/15854

SESSION 4

HIV and Aging Policy Issues

Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:00am-10:45am

 Issues, challenges and solutions that impact health care and quality of life for people living and aging with HIV involve two intersecting health policy areas- HIV and Gerontology. This intersection is magnified by the substantial economic and social inequities that affect health.

This session will discuss national health policy efforts that are important to maintaining and improving quality of life and mitigating health disparities for people living and aging with HIV in the United States. 

To view the recorded webinar, please click here:   https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/15855

SESSION 5

From Bench to Bedside: The Science of Fatigue in People with HIV

Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:00pm – 1:45pm

 This session will provide basic and behavioral advances that have been made over the last 20 years in regards to HIV-related fatigue management; research directions and the importance of exercise as an intervention

Recording webinar link coming soon.

SESSION 6

Resource Panel for Graying of HIV

Friday, June 26, 2020 9:00 – 10:00am

 A panel of HIV and Aging Community Based Organizations, Elder Pride Program, Alzheimer's Association, Maryland Dept of Aging Mental Health Association and others will share resource information with special greetings from Peter DeMartino, Director, Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Recording webinar link coming soon.

SESSION 7

Influences on Future Morbidity Burden in Aging Adults

Monday, June 29, 2020  10:00-10:30am ET

Recording webinar link coming soon.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dorcas Baker at dbaker4@jhu.edu.