HIV and Aging Program
The UCSF HIV and Aging Program focuses on the special needs of people over the age of 50 who are living with chronic HIV infection. Thanks to advances in HIV treatments, people with HIV are living longer. In fact, older adults are one of the fastest growing demographic groups among HIV and AIDS patients. However, adults with HIV often develop multiple medical conditions that need specialized care.
Our program is committed to maintaining our patients' health and enhancing their long-term quality of life by providing comprehensive care from UCSF doctors, dietitians, pharmacists and social workers, all of whom specialize in treating HIV and AIDS.
The program, which is part of the UCSF HIV/AIDS Program, is also actively researching issues affecting older HIV patients, such as the causes of increased cardiovascular disease.
FAQ: HIV Testing
Commonly asked questions regarding HIV Testing including, why, when and where you should be tested and what to do if your test returns positive for HIV.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to Prevent HIV Transmission
Commonly asked questions regarding Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to Prevent HIV Transmission including, frequency, side effects, prescriptions and more.
Case Management and Social Work
Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.
Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Your time with the doctor is limited, thus it's helpful to prepare for the visit in advance by prioritizing the questions that are important to you. Learn more.