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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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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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Haynes, Carion R. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is steadily increasing among the baby boom population. Among this population, there is a gap between knowledge and behavioral choices. HIV risk perception is multifaceted and shaped by different sociodemographic factors. Baby boomers' perception of risk and sociocognitive determinates that impact their decision…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Baby Boomers, Knowledge Level, Health Behavior
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Dai, Hongying; Meyer, Ilan H. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Objective: This study seeks to examine the health disparities of sexual minority older adults. Method. We used a probability sample of adults older than 50 years in select U.S. regions from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System with administration of the sexual orientation question (n = 350,778). Binary and…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Older Adults, Health, Chronic Illness
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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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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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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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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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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.; 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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Rosenfeld, Dana; Bartlam, Bernadette; Smith, Ruth D. – Gerontologist, 2012
Regardless of HIV status, all gay male Baby Boomers are aging in a context strongly shaped by HIV/AIDS. For this subcohort within the Baby Boom generation, the disproportionately high volume of AIDS deaths among gay men aged 25-44 years at the epidemic's peak (1987-1996) created a cohort effect, decimating their social networks and shaping their…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Baby Boomers, Homosexuality, Social Networks
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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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Burkhalter, Jack E.; Cahill, Sean; Shuk, Elyse; Guidry, John; Corner, Geoffrey; Berk, Alexandra; Candelario, Norman; Kornegay, Mark; Lubetkin, Erica I. – Health Education & Behavior, 2013
Due to advances in treatment, persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are living longer, but with aging, immune deficits, and lifestyle factors, they are at increased risk for cancer. This challenges community-based AIDS service organizations (ASOs) to address the growing cancer needs of…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Cancer, Aging (Individuals), At Risk Persons
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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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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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