More than 30 years on from the start of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the UK, the reality of living with HIV is unrecognisable. While stigma and discrimination unfortunately still remain, the availability of effective HIV treatment means that an HIV diagnosis is now no longer the fatal health condition that took the lives of many – far too many – individuals in the prime of their lives.

We are seeing the first wave of individuals who have been on antiretroviral therapy (ART) for a substantial period of time and who are ageing with HIV. We are also seeing a new phenomenon as more people than ever before are diagnosed with HIV aged 50 or over. The result is that the proportion of people living with HIV who are aged 50+ will continue to rise.

This is uncharted territory.

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