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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155373
Type:
Presentation
Title:
HIV Among the Elderly: Screening, Education and Support
Abstract:
HIV Among the Elderly: Screening, Education and Support
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Stark, Sharon Wallace, DNSc, RN, CS, APN-C
P.I. Institution Name:Monmouth University
It is a tragic misconception among the general public and health care professionals alike, that adults older than 50 years of age are generally not high risk candidates for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or AIDS. This misconception stems from the belief that older adults are not sexually active and do not participate in risky behaviors that facilitate their development. Educational programs geared toward youth and high risk groups do not consider the needs of older adults. Health care providers must acknowledge that older adults are as at risk for acquiring HIV/AIDS as younger adults.  Screening for high risk behaviors should be a routine part of every health care visit.  Early diagnosis of HIV/AIDS is a means to begin treatment earlier and prevent AIDS related complications, morbidity and mortality. Older Adult HIV/AIDS educational programs must be developed to identify how HIV/AIDS is transmitted, how the disease progresses, and provide information about risk reduction and HIV/AIDS prevention, so that adults have the means to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS. Health care providers need education about high risk behaviors among older adults, become skilled at identifying symptoms of HIV/AIDS, and stay vigilant about screening for HIV/AIDS in older adults. Additionally, Research needs to be done that includes older adults? high risk behaviors, HIV/AIDS progression and treatment modalities, and outcomes of education and awareness programs on changing high risk behaviors and decreasing HIV infection.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHIV Among the Elderly: Screening, Education and Supporten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155373-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">HIV Among the Elderly: Screening, Education and Support</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stark, Sharon Wallace, DNSc, RN, CS, APN-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Monmouth University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hscdk@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">It is a tragic misconception among the general public and health care professionals alike, that adults older than 50 years of age are generally not high risk candidates for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or AIDS. This misconception stems from the belief that older adults are not sexually active and do not participate in risky behaviors that facilitate their development. Educational programs geared toward youth and high risk groups do not consider the needs of older adults. Health care providers must acknowledge that older adults are as at risk for acquiring HIV/AIDS as younger adults.&nbsp; Screening for high risk behaviors should be a routine part of every health care visit. &nbsp;Early diagnosis of HIV/AIDS is a means to begin treatment earlier and prevent AIDS related complications, morbidity and mortality. Older Adult HIV/AIDS educational programs must be developed to identify how HIV/AIDS is transmitted, how the disease progresses, and provide information about risk reduction and HIV/AIDS prevention, so that adults have the means to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS. Health care providers need education about high risk behaviors among older adults, become skilled at identifying symptoms of HIV/AIDS, and stay vigilant about screening for HIV/AIDS in older adults. Additionally, Research needs to be done that includes older adults? high risk behaviors, HIV/AIDS progression and treatment modalities, and outcomes of education and awareness programs on changing high risk behaviors and decreasing HIV infection.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:47:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:47:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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