The growing population of adults aging with HIV is testimony to the effectiveness of HIV treatments, which give the promise of a long life. Older adults, including long-term survivors and people ages 50 years and older, now constitute the largest demographic of people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. This population develops the same diseases and disorders associated with aging as their HIV-negative peers such as heart disease, diabetes, cancers, kidney disorders, osteoporosis, and dementia. Unfortunately, people living with HIV/AIDS are developing more of these conditions and at earlier ages.

This website provides information about health and psychosocial issues associated with aging with HIV/AIDS. Our goal is to empower older adults living with HIV including long-term survivors to take better control of their health by giving them the latest information to advocate for the best care as they age. You can also find information about supportive services that can help you mitigate issues associated with HIV/AIDS.

The information on this website reflects the cumulative expertise of community advisers and staff from across the country. This site consists of a variety of multi-media content and the most current research data available. The Center also has information about resources and services available in communities across the country for older adults living with HIV/AIDS.

Much of the information on this site is derived from the American Academic of HIV Medicine’s guides for managing the health of older adults with HIV. You can also find the latest information and research about issues with HIV and aging.

Liability Statement: GMHC is the sponsor of this website and through it seeks to address the unique needs and challenges facing older adults living with HIV as they age. The information on this website should not supplant the advice of your healthcare providers.

Who We Are

GMHC is the world’s first HIV/AIDS service organization. Our mission is to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected. Today, we serve 10,000 people in New York City with comprehensive psychosocial and prevention services.

The GMHC National Resource Center on HIV & Aging was created to address the needs of older adults living with HIV. Our experts include leading researchers on HIV and aging, as well as program implementers who provide psychosocial services for older adults and long-term survivors living with HIV.


Clinical Consultant

Research Coordinator

Advisory Council

Denise Drayton

Denise Drayton

Healthy Aging Ambassador/Peer Educator

Victoria Cade-Graves

Healthy Aging Ambassador/Peer Educator

Mario Nuñes

Marvin “MaRio” Nuñes



Alejandro Santiago

Peer Educator
The Terry Brenneis & David Boger Hub for Long-Term Survivors


Funding Partner

Funded by: Gilead Sciences Inc
The National Resource Center on HIV & Aging at GMHC is supported by a generous grant from Gilead Sciences.