PROVIDERS Tools for providers We have put together an important set of documents specially designed for healthcare providers and their work on sexual health, HIV Prevention, and treatment for people over fifty living with HIV. You can visit and read all the documents. They all are available for downloading upon registration.
Our new sexual health campaign is taking an old fashion approach: What makes you feel sexy? Every time we ask our audience the same question we get deeper and deeper answers. Feeling sexy after a certain age is not about the body, the hair, or the fashions anymore. It is all about what we reach […]
National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is held every year on June 27 to encourage people to get tested for HIV and to know their status.
Even if we’ve taken a certain medicine for years, the aging process can cause our bodies to begin reacting to it in new ways. Although the changing reactions can be physical, they can also be cognitive. That is, we may notice that the medication affects how we think, understand, learn, plan, and remember. Because of […]
ACRIA just launched the “Age is Not a Condom 2015” campaign! It’s designed to counter the myth that older adults are not sexually active, since we know that is simply not the case. Sex is an important part of healthy aging, and many adults have active sex lives well into their 70s, 80s, and beyond. […]
Talk to your partner, set some time aside to be sensual and sexual together. Share your thoughts about lovemaking with your partner. Help your partner understand what you want. Be honest about what your experiencing physically and emotionally.
Know how to practice safe sex. If you are having sex with new or different partners, always use a condom. Talk to your doctor about how to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections.. Test with your partner for HIV and other STIs, if you’ve tested negative and monogamous you probably don’t need to worry about […]
Testosterone plays a key role in a man’s sexual experience. Testosterone levels peak in the late teens and then decline. Most men notice a change in their sexual response by age 60 to 65. The penis may take longer to become erect, and erections may not be as firm. It takes longer to reach full […]
As women reach menopause, their estrogen levels decrease, leading to vaginal dryness, thinning of the vaginal walls and slower sexual arousal. Women may experience emotional changes as well. Some women might enjoy sex more since they are no longer worried about pregnancy.
Any condition that affects your general health and well-being may also affect your sexual health, illnesses that involve your heart, blood pressure, diabetes, hormonal problems, depression and anxiety—as well as the medications used to treat these illnesses—can be a challenge to keeping sexually active. Also, surgical procedures that affect your pelvis and your nervous system […]
Some medications can inhibit your sexual response, including your desire for sex or your ability to become aroused or have an orgasm. Each person might have a different reaction to medications. Sometimes varying the activity you engage in or how you approach it may help. If you’re having these medication side effects speak to your […]
When ill, sexuality may take a back seat before the other health needs. Pain, discomfort, medications or worry can overshadow sexual desire. Talk to your partner about other ways to be close during that time. If you are the caregiver, the demands of caring for your partner might take a toll on your sexual desire. […]
These differences are common in couples of all ages. Couple can become stuck in a pattern where one person initiates contact while the other might avoid it. If you mainly avoid sex, consider taking charge. If you usually take charge, talk to your partner about what you need.
Many couples want to know how to get back the sexual arousal and activity levels they experienced in their 20s, 30s and early 40s. Instead, find ways to optimize your body’s sexual response for sexual experiences now. Ask yourself what is satisfying and mutually acceptable. Speak to your doctor.
This booklet was created to allow the concerns of older adults living with and at risk for HIV to be heard in their own voices more
Present factual information as well as myths as they affect older adults who are living with and at risk for HIV. more
ACRIA’s second discussion manual and DVD targeting older adults. It reinforces the need to address HIV for adults 50 and older and offers new strategies for doing so. Most scenes take place in a community center, where a group of friends is planning a surprise engagement party. more