By Jasmin López | Published by KALW
People 50 years or older now make up the majority of HIV and AIDS cases in San Francisco. Since HIV emerged in the 1980’s, treatments have improved — allowing people to live longer with this chronic illness. So as the number of older people living with HIV grows, so do the other things that come with age — like access to affordable housing and health care, mental health issues and isolation.
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