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Illa, Lourdes; Echenique, Marisa; Saint Jean, Gilbert; Bustamante-Avellaneda, Victoria; Metsch, Lisa; Mendez-Mulet, Luis; Eisdorfer, Carl; Sanchez-Martinez, Mario – AIDS Education and Prevention, 2010
The number of older adults living with HIV/AIDS is larger than ever. Little is known about their sexual behaviors, although contrary to stereotypes, older adults desire and engage in sexual activity. Despite increased recognition of the need for prevention interventions targeting HIV-positive individuals, no secondary HIV prevention interventions…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Older Adults
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Jacobson, Stephanie A. – Health & Social Work, 2011
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25 percent of people living with HIV in the United States in 2006 were age 50 and older. HIV prevention for people over 50 is an important health concern, especially as the U.S. population grows older. Scholarly research has identified the need for HIV/AIDS interventions in the…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Disease Control, Prevention, Population Distribution
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Emlet, Charles A.; Tozay, Shakima; Raveis, Victoria H. – Gerontologist, 2011
Purpose: Adults aging with HIV/AIDS can experience resilience in spite of the deleterious affects of the disease. This study seeks to examine the lived experiences of older adults with HIV/AIDS as it relates to strengths and resilience in dealing with this devastating disease. Design and methods: Semistructured in-depth interviews were conducted…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Grounded Theory, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Communicable Diseases
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Small, La Fleur F. – Educational Gerontology, 2010
Despite being one of the fastest growing segments of the HIV/AIDS caseload, persons age 50 and older have been largely neglected in terms of HIV/AIDS education. This study describes a project involving HIV-related health education for persons [greater than or equal] 50 in an urban area of Ohio. Data from 50 persons age [greater than or equal] 50…
Descriptors: Health Education, Focus Groups, Older Adults, Urban Areas
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Bowen, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2013
This article reviews themes and changes in the teaching of HIV/AIDS content in social work programs over the first three decades of the epidemic. Social work education in the first decade of the epidemic was largely focused on helping clients in the death and dying process, while medical and pharmaceutical advancements in the mid-1990s drastically…
Descriptors: Social Work, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Emlet, Charles A. – Health & Social Work, 2006
This study examined social networks and social isolation in older (50 years or more) and younger (ages 20 to 39) adults with HIV/AIDS. The author conducted interviews with 88 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in the Pacific Northwest. Both groups' social networks had similar patterns; however, older adults were more likely to live alone. More than…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Isolation, Social Networks, Social Work
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Orel, Nancy A.; Wright, Jeanne M.; Wagner, Jennifer – Gerontologist, 2004
This study investigated the availability of printed human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) education/prevention materials from state departments of public health within the United States, which specifically targeted the older adult population. Information on HIV/AIDS from public health departments in each of…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prevention, Public Health, Older Adults
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Paniagua, Freddy A.; O'Boyle, Michael – Educational Gerontology, 2008
A comprehensive survey of HIV/AIDS with middle-aged and older adults should include six domains (e.g., factual knowledge regarding the acquisition and transmission of HIV, traditionally-accepted behavioral risks for HIV infection). A sample of 23 women (54.8%) and 19 men (45.2%), ranging in age from 51 to 85 were surveyed across such domains.…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Risk, Older Adults, Sexuality
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Hillman, Jennifer – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2008
Although Latinos, now the largest minority group in the U.S., comprise 13% of the population, they represent 18% of all new HIV and AIDS cases. This disproportionate representation also appears among older adult Latinos. Semi-structured interviews with 45 inner-city Spanish speaking older adult Latinos provide new data regarding HIV/AIDS among…
Descriptors: Females, Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, At Risk Persons
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Emlet, Charles A. – Gerontologist, 2006
Purpose: Older adults living with HIV infection may be doubly stigmatized, as they are branded by both age as well as HIV status. Through semistructured interviews, this study sought to examine whether older adults with HIV/AIDS experience both ageism and HIV stigma and how those experiences manifest in their lives. Design and Methods: This was a…
Descriptors: Social Discrimination, Intervention, Confidentiality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Emlet, Charles A. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2005
The purpose of this study is to explore the validity of a scale designed to measure HIV stigma and identify potential subscales. A nonrandom sample of 88 individuals, 44 between the ages of 20 and 39 and 44 ages 50 and older, living with HIV/AIDS were interviewed and completed a 13-item HIV Stigma Scale. An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) found…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Older Adults, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Thames, April D.; Foley, Jessica M.; Wright, Matthew J.; Panos, Stella E.; Ettenhofer, Mark; Ramezani, Amir; Streiff, Vanessa; El-Saden, Suzie; Goodwin, Scott; Bookheimer, Susan Y.; Hinkin, Charles H. – Neuropsychologia, 2012
Background: The basal ganglia (BG) are involved in executive language functions (i.e., verbal fluency) through their connections with cortical structures. The caudate and putamen receive separate inputs from prefrontal and premotor cortices, and may differentially contribute to verbal fluency performance. We examined BG integrity in relation to…
Descriptors: Evidence, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Phonemics, Semantics
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Zimmer, Zachary – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2009
Cross-sectional and repeated surveys from household components of Demographic and Health Surveys in sub-Saharan Africa were examined to determine whether household composition indicators for older adults (N = 52,573), involving offspring and grandchildren, correlated with national levels of AIDS mortality. One in 4 was living with a grandchild…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Family Structure
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Altschuler, Joanne; Katz, Anne D.; Tynan, Margaret – Gerontologist, 2004
Purpose: Recent data (2002) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that almost 11% of all cases of AIDS were diagnosed in people 50 and older. Despite the steady rise and future projections of increase, there is still a paucity of education and prevention programs targeting this population. This article reports on the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Physicians, Disease Control, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Emlet, Charles A.; Poindexter, Cynthia Cannon – Health and Social Work, 2004
This article explores the parallel structures and service delivery systems of the Older Americans' Act and the Ryan White CARE Act, argues that social workers should have a working knowledge of both pieces of public policy, and suggests integration or coordination of aging and HIV services. Two vignettes illuminate the issues and implications for…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Public Policy, Delivery Systems, Social Work
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