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

Thursday, February 14
Cruising on Valentine’s Day. Join HIVE aboard the Harbor Breeze Cruise as we explore Long Beach’s coastline. See the city lights, the world-famous Queen Mary, and enjoy the company of sailors.
Rainbow Harbor, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach — Meet 5:30-6:00pm, Cruise 6:15pm
RSVP with Emmanuel at 213.201.1547. Limited space available.

Thursday, February 21
Join us for a free monthly dinner series for people living with HIV 50 years and up. For more information and to register for the next event, please visit the RSVP page.

Friday, March 15
Join us for a Chat N’ Chew Breakfast Social! Free conversation and free breakfast.
NOLP @ David Geffen Center — 9:30-10:30am

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