Thursday, July 24, 2014

Survivors of AIDS Epidemic Now Reaching Retirement Age

The Tyee has a very interesting article on a report by the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange which highlights the fact that approximately nine per cent of all individuals living with HIV in Canada are over the age of 50.

The Tyee reports:
There is no data on how many of these individuals over 50 are in fact gay, though the 2008 statistics suggest 51 per cent of all patients living with HIV in Canada were gay men or "men that have sex with other men." What will happen to them as they enter an already overcrowded care system? [These men are] An invisible demographic According to Statistics Canada, between 2015 and 2021, the number of seniors in Canada is expected to exceed the number of children aged 14 and younger for the first time ever. While data on the general senior population is easy to find, the number of LGBT seniors is an unknown statistic. READ MORE