Urging U.N. to collect, report data on aging population affected by HIV
Published on January 28, 2013 at 5:50 AM
"Estimates suggest that by 2040, over nine million people with HIV will be 50 or older in sub-Saharan Africa, triple that of current data," The Body reports, noting, "Despite this, the 2012 UNAIDS report does not mention the aging of HIV," and "[b]ecause it does not include data on those aged 50 or older, the report is inaccurate and misleading." The news service writes, "We urge individuals and organization to sign a letter -- sponsored by AIDS Community Research Initiative, HelpAge International, and Terrence Higgins Trust -- to UNAIDS requesting the U.N. to collect and report data on those with and at risk for HIV age 50 and older" (1/23).
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