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 6 – HIVE Free Bowling Night
Come mingle, make new friends, and enjoy a fun game of bowling
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Shatto 39 Lanes
3255 W. 4th St., Los Angeles
Please call Emmanuel at 213.201.1547 to RSVP

Thursday, February 13 – Chat ‘N Chew
Free conversation and free breakfast
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
NOLP South L.A.
1807 E. 120th St., Los Angeles

Friday, February 14 – Cruising on Valentine’s Day
Join HIVE aboard the Harbor Breeze Cruise into the open Pacific Ocean
to search for migrating Pacific gray whales and the largest animals
on earth, the blue whales
Meeting Time 2:30 p.m.
Cruise Departure 3:00 p.m.
Rainbow Harbor
200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
Please call Emmanuel at 213.201.1547 to RSVP
* Limited Space Available *

Thursday, February 20 – HIVE Presents
A free monthly dinner series for people living with HIV 50 years and up
New Voices in the New Year: APLA Writers’ Workshop
with Daniel Nussbaum and Guest Writers
Dinner 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Presentation 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Community Room
625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood
RSVP online or by calling 213.201.1335

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