The Silver Project addresses the complex health challenges people with HIV face as they get older. Patients undergo health assessments in four key areas: physical health and ability, social well-being, psychological health, and cognitive (brain-related) changes. We also evaluate other factors related to overall wellness, such as exercise, sexual function, financial stability, and substance use. These health assessments culminate in a comprehensive over-50 wellness visit, in which the patient and provider review the assessment results and work together to develop an individualized five-year health plan.
Through the Ward 86 program, Golden Compass will provides multidisciplinary medical care, including cardiovascular, cognitive, strength and social support – among others – for patients with HIV over age 50.