September 18, 2008 marks the launch of a new national awareness initiative of The AIDS Institute entitled National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD). This national campaign will highlight the complex issues related to HIV prevention, care and treatment for aging populations in the United States.




Dr. Gene Copello, Executive Director of The AIDS Institute


Dr. Ronald O. Valdiserri, Chief Consultant for the Public Health Strategic Health Care Group in the Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Jane Fowler, Founder and Director of HIV Wisdom for Older Women

Ivy Turnbull, Secretary of the Board of Directors of The AIDS Institute and Associate Director, Department of Pediatrics – HIV Service Division Kings County Hospital Center.

Zina Age, CEO /Founder of Aniz, Inc. and President of Aniz Baton Rouge Satellite (ABRS)



An opportunity to talk to the experts about the forgotten population of aging adults in this country who are living with HIV and don’t know it; Struggling to live with HIV disease and the complications that the aging process has on the disease; Staying HIV negative for older adults and the lack of prevention messages directed at them; Older adults carrying for young children and grand children due to the impact of HIV disease on the family.


12:00pm, September 18, 2008


Room 114, Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33316

For more information on NHAAAD and The AIDS Institute please visit:

To access National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day toolkit materials, go to: Events Section / Awareness Days

The AIDS Institute
Michelle Scavnicky, 813-765-7917
Michael Ruppal, 813-505-1946