Posts Tagged ‘In the News’

Standing up to Stigma

In honor of World AIDS Day (12/1/10), the website for the AARP Bulletin highlighted the story of Dr. Robert Franke and his family. The multimedia piece (created by Graying of AIDS Project Director Katja Heinemann) and accompanying article explore the challenges the family faced after Dr. Franke decided he was … Read More…

HIV 50+ Activist Ed Shaw

Congratulations to Graying of AIDS advisory panel member Ed Shaw, whose lengthy career as an HIV/AIDS educator and activist was recently highlighted in a piece for AARP Bulletin (photograph by our own Katja Heinemann).

The piece highlights Shaw’s journey living with the virus and situates it in the context of … Read More…

Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Battle Begins

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: the federal powers-that-be have started drawing their lines in the sand for fiscal year 2012, and HIV/AIDS advocates, researchers, and providers have reason to be hopeful, although House Republicans are likely to put up a fight.

At a time when other key budgets are … Read More…

GMHC’s Sean Cahill on Aging with HIV

GMHC’s Sean Cahill brought the aging of the HIV/AIDS epidemic to the attention of a much wider audience with his recent piece in the Huffington Post. In the piece, entitled “The Long and Winding Road: Growing Older with HIV,” Cahill — the organization’s Managing Director for Public Policy, Research, and … Read More…

An Eloquent Argument For Coordinated Care

Jane E. Brody’s piece for this week’s Health Section of The New York Times — “Tackling Care as Chronic Ailments Pile Up” – speaks directly to two of the central concerns of The Graying of AIDS: the need for better communication between patients and their doctors, and … Read More…

In the News: Canada Facing Similar Struggles, Even With Universal Access to Care

From thestar.com, the on-line face of The Toronto Star, comes word that many of the same challenges confronting long-term and nursing care providers in the U.S. are taxing providers further north, and many Canadians aging with the virus are struggling with the same pressures and fears facing their American peers, … Read More…

Graying In The News

09/2012 – 12/2012
Aging and HIV receives media attention for HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day and World AIDS Day:

We are happy to have project materials featured by several news outlets this fall, including a widely syndicated international story by Sarah Bosely of the Mail & Guardian; a few shorter pieces … Read More…

Marking the 30th Anniversary of the AIDS Epidemic

While HIV/AIDS in the US generally receives little media attention these days, there has been a recent surge in coverage in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic. On June 5, 1981, the CDC’s MMWR Weekly published a brief account of a cluster of rare infections among otherwise … Read More…

Making a Media Noise on World AIDS Day

 
People just don’t know. They think it’s gone. The only way it will ever go away is by educating, people speaking out, making it a media noise. And I think that’s the only cure.
–Anna Fowlkes, age 64, Baltimore, MD

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the AIDS … Read More…

Searching for Older Adult Perspectives on World AIDS Day

While the theme for World AIDS Day (December 1st) was “Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths,” it seems that many in the mainstream media are focusing on the idea of an “AIDS-free Generation.” For this reason, perhaps it’s not surprising that there wasn’t more … Read More…