HIV & Older Adults

People growing older with HIV face extraordinary challenges.

Read more: Gilead's Age Positively Initiative

APLA Health’s HIV/Hep C Health Promotion Program is implementing a new program for the City and County of Los Angeles, 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, and empowerment.

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 all 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.

Monday – 1:1 Phone Call or Web-Chat Services
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – call 213.474.1096

Monday – 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.

Tuesday – HIVE Coffee Beach Walk in Long Beach
Meet at Hot Java (2101 E Broadway, Long Beach CA 90803). For more information call Michael Buitron at 562.247.7353.

Tuesday – Bingo and RuPaul’s Drag Race Screening
4 p.m. – Join Bingo

Join HIVE via zoom for a fun game of BINGO! and stay after to watch an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race – All Stars! Each week, the winner of Bingo will receive a FREE delivery meal from a popular restaurant.

Wednesday – HIVE Coffee and Walk
January 13 and 27 at 2:30 p.m. Call 213.201.1547 for more information.

Thursday – Staying Active While at Home
10:30 a.m. – Join the Class

Join HIVE for a virtual at home workout. Let’s practice some chair exercises and learn other exercises you can do at home, along with stretches. Carlos Gonzalez will be hosting the exercise. Let’s get physical!

Thursday – Virtual Trivia Game Competition
4:30 p.m. – Play the Game

Join our weekly virtual trivia game competition! Each week we will test your knowledge with easy and fun categories. The winner of Trivia will receive a $20 gift card.

Friday – HIVE Check-In and Virtual Happy Hour!
5 p.m. – Join the Party
or dial 1-408-638-0968 and then enter 94586968764#

Join HIVE every Friday at 5 p.m. via phone call or zoom video for a quick check-in and chat while sipping on your favorite drink of choice from the comfort of your home. We will use this time to share stories and laugh a little. This is a safe space. Hope you can join us!







Get in Touch

For more information, please contact Brian Risley at 213.201.1304 or
Emmanuel Sanchez-Ramos at 213.201.1547 or