September is recognized as Healthy Aging Month. On September 18, 2022, The Well Project held a special episode of A Girl Like Me LIVE in honor of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (#NHAAD).
Today we know that the HIV epidemic affects both women and men of all ages, including older women. Despite the tremendous improvements in HIV drugs that now enable many people to live long and healthy lives with HIV, there are ways that living and aging with HIV is different from aging while HIV-negative.
In the 23rd episode of A Girl Like Me LIVE, Ciarra "Ci Ci" Covin was joined by The Well Project founder Dawn Averitt for a powerful discussion about aging and HIV. Dawn, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, shared her experience as a woman who is aging while living with HIV, the importance of taking care of oneself, the need for research in women who are aging with HIV, and much more!