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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Today is the first annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, “marking the opportunity to rededicate ourselves to research aimed at preventing HIV infection in older adults and improving the health and quality of life of those who are infected,” according to a statement on the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) website. See the complete statement by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2009/HIVandAging.htm.Over one-quarter of the U.S. HIV-infected population is age 50 years and older.

For more information on HIV/AIDS, see the National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine on HIV/AIDs at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/hiv.html and AIDSinfo.gov. NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine, Summer 2009 Issue: Volume 4, Number 3 has two related articles, HIV, AIDS, and the Future, and a Feature on Senior Living.

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