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HIV and Aging (Project Gold)

Principal investigator

Perry Halkitis,
Professor Emeritus
Director, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS)

Description

This mixed methods research project will utilize a cross-sectional survey and a qualitative interview to explore the ways in which individual psychological, developmental, and contextual processes impact HIV-positive men over 50's lived experiences, risk behaviors, life perspectives and journeys. Study aims are to (1) determine the antecedents of and associations between illicit substance use, sexual risk taking, and cognitive ability among illicit drug users and non illicit drug users, (2) explore the resiliencies or adaptive behaviors utilized in this population, and (3) develop a qualitative understanding of the aging process and related quality-of-life issues among these HIV-positive men ages 50 and over.

Funders: New York University, Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) (12/1/2009-8/31/2010) and New York University Center for AIDS Research (9/1/10-8/31/2011)

Location

New York, NY