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The Graying of HIV/AIDS: Preparedness and Needs of the Aging Network in a Changing Epidemic
Journal of Gerontological Social Work
  • Charles A. Emlet, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Amanda Gerkin
  • Nancy Orel
Publication Date
11-1-2009
Document Type
Article
Abstract

The number of older adults living in the US with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS has steadily increased in the past decade. This study examined the extent to which 13 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in Washington State are willing and prepared, and possess the required experience/skills, to serve older adults with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and to access the potential impact the further implementation of Aging and Diability Resource Centers (ADRCs) may have on service delivery to this population. Staff were surveyed at AAA's throughout the state. The majority of resondents (84%) agreed that serving HIV+ older adults was consistent with their mission, but few indicated that they had substantial experience with this population. Recommendations for personnel at AAAs and AIDS service organizations are provided.

DOI
10.1080/01634370903202900
Version
pre-print, post-print
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Citation Information
Charles A. Emlet, Amanda Gerkin and Nancy Orel. "The Graying of HIV/AIDS: Preparedness and Needs of the Aging Network in a Changing Epidemic" Journal of Gerontological Social Work Vol. 52 Iss. 8 (2009) p. 803 - 814
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles_emlet/25/