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.