HIV and AIDS

HIV and AIDS affects older people as carers of orphans and sick adult children, and as people living with AIDS.

Everyone has the right to access the HIV and AIDS information and the services they need. This includes older men and women. Here's what we're doing to help.

Tackling AIDS in Africa

An older woman carer affected by HIV and AIDS from Uganda. (c) Antonio Olmos/HelpAge International.

We're making a big difference to the way HIV and AIDS is tackled in five African countries. Explore our HIV and AIDS project scrapbook for Africa.

HIV stories animation

An animated video showing how older people with HIV suffer discrimination

This beautiful animated short film highlights the impact of HIV on older women, through the experiences of three older women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

Welcome to the Classic Café

Veronica runs a café to support her two grandchildren who lost their mother to AIDS

Veronica, 62, cares for her two grandchildren who lost their mother to AIDS. With a loan from HelpAge, she opened a café and now has enough to support them. Visit the Classic café through our 3D interactive feature.

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