We are at the end of the third decade of the World AIDS epidemic. The disease has impacted the lives of people throughout the globe and reshaped societies. Today the epidemic has a very different meaning in the developed world than twenty-nine years ago. Because of advances in the treatment of HIV disease, Aging is now THE issue in the United States. Not only are people living longer than expected, but by 2015 the majority of people living with HIV in the US will be over fifty years old. The aging of HIV means that we need to develop new policies and treatments for the disease. People living with HIV must adapt to the challenges of growing older and develop new mindset of Optimal aging with HIV. To read my World AIDS day article for Edge magazine follow this link – Edge magazine.