Recognizing World AIDS Day
In recognition of World AIDS Day, SAGE honors those who we have lost to the disease and all people currently living and caring for those who have HIV/AIDS. Considering that research indicates that by 2015 half of the people living with HIV in the U.S. will be over 50 years old, this is an issue that SAGE is deeply involved in, both in the services we offer and the federal policy work we do in conjunction with AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) and Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC).
“Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation," this year's theme, focuses on the strides made with preventative care and treatment with the goal of ending this devastating epidemic. Watch the video below from UNAIDS for a hopeful message from Executive Director Michel Sidibé and read on for more links about the day.
- HIV/AIDS and aging is a real issue. Find out why on our issues page and get more resources via the National Resource on LGBT Aging.
- Read the President Obama's Proclamation on World AIDS Day.
- Need to get tested? Find an HIV testing site today.
- Here's a list of events in New York and around the country.
- Check out HHS Kathleen Sebelius' statement on World AIDS Day.