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“HIV & Aging: Let’s Talk About Sex” was presented on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at Temple University – Center City as part of the LGBT Elder Initiative’s series of HIV & Aging Updates. Program attendees were able to learn about many of the issues surrounding HIV status disclosure, leaving the workshop with concrete tools and strategies to communicate with their partners about their status, protect themselves legally, and improve their sexual health.

“HIV & Aging: Let’s Talk About Sex” was the second program in the LGBT Elder Initiative’s new pilot series on aging with HIV. Content for the program was planned by the LGBTEI’s HIV & Aging Community Advisory Committee, a group of LGBT HIV+ older adults who have been working since the fall to plan the curriculum for this new series.

“HIV & Aging: Let’s Talk About Sex” was presented by the LGBT Elder Initiative and sponsored by the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO). Additional support for this HIV & Aging Update was provided by the Philadelphia Gay News.

Watch the full program in our Video Library

Legal Issues Surrounding Status Disclosure

AIDS.gov
HIV Disclosure Policies and Procedures
https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/just-diagnosed-with-hiv-aids/your-legal-rights/legal-disclosure/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Protecting the Civil Rights and Health Information Privacy Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS
http://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/for-individuals/special-topics/HIV/index.html

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
Know the Rights that Protect Individuals with HIV and AIDS
http://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocr/civilrights/resources/factsheets/hivaids.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HIV-Specific Criminal Laws
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/policies/law/states/exposure.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
State HIV Laws
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/policies/law/states/index.html

Lambda Legal
HIV Criminalization: State Laws Criminalizing Conduct Based on HIV Status
http://www.lambdalegal.org/publications/fs_hiv-criminalization

Communication with Partners

Reid Mihalko
Safer Sex Elevator Speech
http://reidaboutsex.com/safersexelevatorspeech/

AIDS.gov
How should you tell your intimate partner you have HIV?
https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/just-diagnosed-with-hiv-aids/talking-about-your-status/partner-spouse/

Greater Than AIDS
Start the Conversation
http://www.greaterthan.org/talk/

The Body
How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?
http://www.thebody.com/content/art2299.html

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health
Telling people you are HIV-positive
https://www.womenshealth.gov/hiv-aids/living-with-hiv-aids/telling-people-you-are-hiv-positive.html

HIV Status and Sexual Health

New York Department of Health
What’s the Link Between HIV and STDs?
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/consumers/hiv_basics/stds_hiv.htm#link

The Body
The HIV-STD Connection
http://www.thebody.com/content/art2283.html

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis
http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/populations/hiv.htm

American Liver Foundation
What Happens if Someone has Hepatitis C and HIV?
http://hepc.liverfoundation.org/diagnosis/hep-c-and-hiv/

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
PrEP
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html

AIDS.gov
Sexual Health
https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/taking-care-of-yourself/sexual-health/

Community Resources

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
http://www.aidslawpa.org/

American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
https://www.aclupa.org/

Mazzoni Center
https://www.mazzonicenter.org/

ActionAIDS
http://actionaids.org/

Philadelphia FIGHT
http://fight.org/

GALAEI
http://www.galaei.org/

Bebashi
http://www.bebashi.org/

AIDS Activities Coordinating Office
http://www.phila.gov/health/aaco/index.html

Philadelphia Department of Health
http://www.phila.gov/health/index.html