Welcome to Aging with HIV. This website is a forum for the large and growing population of people living with HIV into midlife and beyond to discuss the advantages and challenges of living longer than expected.
Aging with HIV is the subject of a new book by Oxford University Press. This website will give you an introduction to the book, the authors, and tell you what people are saying about Aging with HIV: A Gay Man’s Guide.
You can also use this website to learn more about advances in the field, find referrals to services in your area, and find a community of people who share your concerns. Use the tabs on the banner above to explore the additional pages.
The Blog will post recent research on aging with HIV, offer book updates, community events, and my public speaking engagements. Look under Categories (to the right) to find the postings that interest you. For an overview of developments in the field read my January, 2012 update, Annual Review.
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The Resources page lists services and websites nationwide that relate to aging with HIV.
I hope that you explore the site. Add your comments on the community page. And, come back often. The blog will be updated regularly with news and information related to Aging with HIV.
Aging with HIV: A Gay Man’s Guide
With improvements in the treatment of HIV disease, gay men in great numbers are surviving–and thriving–into middle and older age. While increased longevity brings new hope, it also raises unanticipated challenges, particularly for gay men who never thought they would live this long: How do I deal with all the physical changes? Who can I rely on as I get older? Is a relationship still in the cards for me? What about sex? How should I prepare for old age?
A one-of-a-kind guide for gay men aging with HIV, Aging with HIV: A Gay Man’s Guide offers an upbeat, down-to-earth approach for adapting to change, whether driven by age, AIDS, or both. Psychotherapist, James Masten and physician, James Schmidtberger shed light on the many common assumptions and fears of aging with HIV. Aging with HIV provides concrete solutions for facing midlife with a positive outlook, offering a wealth of advice for breaking unhealthy habits and coping mechanisms.
The book describes the nine changes common to gay men as they age with HIV, discusses the four challenges of aging, and offers a unique ten-step path to optimal aging with HIV, helping the reader to tailor the book’s suggestions to the realities of their lives.
Woven throughout the book are first-person narratives from men who recount what worked–and did not work–for them. In addition, Rapid Research, Fast Fact, and Self-Reflection boxes highlight the latest research and challenge readers to take stock of the present–and plan for the future.
An invaluable tool to keep handy and to refer to often, Aging with HIV is an inviting, confident companion to navigating midlife and beyond with HIV.