HIV is no longer a diagnosis of the young

In what's been termed "the graying of HIV," one in six new cases of the virus in the U.S. are diagnosed in people older than 50, according to a report in The Washington Post. Thousands of people ages 50 and older are diagnosed each year, with many of them unaware they were at risk of contracting the virus and having outmoded ideas about the disease that was once thought to be a death sentence but is now manageable through medication. Many healthcare providers still don't routinely screen for HIV when treating older patients and sometimes attribute HIV symptoms to age-related health issues such as heart disease. Article