Carol Poore describes why senior citizens today are at an increased risk for HIV/AIDS.
At Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS we are finding more and more senior citizens being diagnosed with HIV and it is an interesting phenomena because a lot of these people were sexually active earlier in life and they may have been children of the 60s when there was more of a literal view and now they are engaging in risky sex as they get older, and some of the senior citizens, they don’t fear getting pregnant anymore, it’s just a whole new world and so we are trying to get out into assisted living situations where we can not only educate caregivers, but educate the senior citizens themselves.
About Carol Poore:
Carol A. Poore is president and CEO of Phoenix-based Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, the oldest and largest nonprofit HIV/AIDS research, clinical trial and education resource center in the U.S. Southwest. As president and CEO of Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, Poore leads clinical trial research operations, educators, and a community outreach team including more than 300 volunteers, leading strategy and partnership with the U.S. Southwest’s biomedical research and community-based healthcare organizations.