Welcome to APLA Health

HIV & Older Adults

People growing older with HIV face extraordinary challenges.

Read more: Gilead's Age Positively Initiative

In 2018, APLA Health launched HIVE (HIV-Elders), tailored for men who have sex with men (MSM) of all ethnicities who are 50 years of age and older and living with HIV. HIVE is designed to improve the health and well-being of this growing population of men by addressing stigma, social isolation, social support, connection and empowerment. Three years later we are thriving! Check out our monthly calendar below for daily fun activities, like Bingo and Trivia games, as well as group hikes, special guests, bowling nights, harbor cruises and movies under the stars.

Discussion Groups

Social support groups provide spaces for safe conversation, building friendships, and emotional support.

Life Skills Support

We provide skills for daily living to enhance quality of life, like taking care of one’s healthcare needs while managing Medicare and personal finances.

Health Education

Our health education program focuses on the issues that affect older men the most, like managing chronic medical conditions and the multiple medications used to treat them.

Community Building

We sponsor group activities to foster community among people living with HIV and help them become flexible, resilient, and confident in their abilities. This also increases their visibility in other communities and spreads awareness of their presence and importance.

Special Events

Due to COVID-19 some HIVE activities will be held virtually.

For more information, please call Emmanuel at 213.201.1547 or for Long Beach call Michael at 562.247.7353.

Please see calendar for a list of all activities with links to virtual meetings.

Mondays – 1:1 Phone Call or Web-Chat Services
12 – 2 p.m.

WILL RESUME MONDAY, MARCH 20 – Call 213.201.1547.

Mondays – HIVE Connections
5 p.m. – Join Program

Join HIVE staff and your peers for a weekly online emotional support group. This is not our first pandemic, so let’s share our grit and resiliency.

Tuesdays – HIVE Coffee Beach Walk in Long Beach
1 p.m.

Meet at Hot Java (2101 E Broadway, Long Beach CA 90803). For more information call Michael Buitron at 562.247.7353.

Tuesdays – Drag Bingo!
4 p.m. – Join Bingo

Join HIVE via Zoom for a fun game of BINGO! Each week, the winner of Bingo will receive a Target gift card.

Wednesday, March 15 – HIVE Coffee and visit to CA Science Center at Exposition Park
Meet at Starbucks near Exposition Park (3584 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007). For more information call 562.247.7353.

Wednesday, March 24 – HIVE Coffee and Monthly Birthday Celebration
3 p.m.

Meet at Starbucks in Echo Park. For more information call 213.201.1547.

Thursday, March 2, 9, and 30 – Virtual Trivia/Wheel of Fortune Game Competition
4 p.m. – Play the Game

Join our virtual trivia game competition with easy and fun categories. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.

Thursday, March 16 – Being Your Authentic Self with Dr. Neva Chauppette
6 p.m.

West Hollywood Plummer Park – Fiesta Hall

Thursday, March 23 – Bowling in Highland Park
5 p.m.

Highland Park Bowling. Must RSVP. Call 213.201.1547.

Fridays – Long Beach Signal Hill Speed Walk
10 a.m.

Meet at Hilltop Park (2351 Dawson Ave, Signal Hill CA 90755). To RSVP, call Michael Buitron at 562.247.7353.

Friday, March 31 – Precinct Happy Hour
7 p.m.

DTLA – Precinct. Must RSVP. Call 213.201.1547.

Grupo de HIVE en Español – Se reunira el miercoles 7 de diciembre
Llamar a Emmanuel para mas información al 213-201-1547.


Get in Touch

For more information, please contact Brian Risley at 213.201.1304 or brisley@apla.org
Emmanuel Sanchez-Ramos at 213.201.1547 or esanchezramos@apla.org.