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Aging with AIDS

Sue Saunders, 77, was one of the first women over the age 50 to go public with her HIV status.  “The guy I was so madly in love with had tested positive for HIV," said Saunders, disclosing how she got infected with the disease. 

See also: Sex, seniors and STDs.

As part of the Graying of Aids Project, photographer Katja Heinemann and writer Naomi Schegloff made a moving photo essay.  Saunders has lived with AIDS for nearly 20 years.  She still remains on a daily HIV medication, and fights to raise awareness and promote safe sex among seniors.

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