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

Friday, March 6 – HIVE presents Drag Bingo
Ru Paul’s Drag Race’s Mariah Balenciaga and her special guest
host Drag Bingo followed by RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing party
Please arrive by 6:30 p.m.
Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
33 Taps in Silverlake
3725 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
Please call Emmanuel at 213.201.1547 to RSVP

Thursday, March 19 – HIVE Presents
A free monthly dinner series for people living with HIV 50 years and up
LA Listening Session by HIVE Staff
Dinner 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Presentation 7 – 8:30 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Community Room
625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood
RSVP online or by calling 213.201.1335

Friday, March 27 – HIVE presents POSE
Viewing Party 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Project Angel Food
922 Vine St., Los Angeles
Lunch will be provided
Please find street parking. No parking on Project Angel Food lot.
Please call Emmanuel at 213.201.1547 to RSVP

Get in Touch

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

HIV & Older Adults Community Event Calendar