Around a communal table in Vancouver’s West End, a group of men gathers for supper, the late afternoon sunlight spilling in through large windows from the courtyard.
Their plates are piled high and the conversation is lively. There is talk of Pride plans, and a new movie in theatres. One man says he just went skydiving the day before.
“When you have this diagnosis,” he says, “nothing else really scares you.”
Kate Salters and Katrina Koehn, a post-doctoral fellow and research assistant at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, respectively, have noted that older adults with HIV share distinct health needs and may be managing multiple chronic-health conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
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