Dedicated to the prevention of HIV in older women and to life enrichment for those who are infected.
Older women are often overlooked in HIV prevention because it is incorrectly assumed that they no longer engage in sexual relations—though many, of course, do. But most don't realize that this activity can put them at risk of becoming infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Older women who have learned this sad fact by testing HIV positive face a double stigma: the stigma of living with a disease considered disgraceful and the stigma of being old in a society that neither values nor respects age.
Both issues—prevention of HIV in older women and support for those already infected—are the focus of HIV Wisdom for Older Women.
We invite you to learn more about our educational programs, or join us in our work.