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MGS Webinar - HIV & Aging

  • 30 Jul 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Please login to your MGS member account to receive the webinar registration at no cost.


Tuesday, July 30, 2024

HIV & Aging 

The speakers will share the recently released toolkit on HIV and Aging. This toolkit is one of a collection of educational resources created by the Minnesota Northstar GWEP, to teach Age-Friendly care. This toolkit contains resources for teaching future and current clinicians about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and care for older adults. It contains introductory material intended to help clinicians provide the highest quality care for older adults with HIV. This toolkit contains a LearnerModule and a compendium of Teaching and Learning Resources. The information and resources sharedmay be useful across disciplines - dentistry, nursing, nursing home administration, pharmacy, and social work. 

1. Gain general knowledge of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and care for older adults.

2. Develop an awareness of HIV and Aging toolkit and online resources to provide the highest quality of care for older adults with HIV. 

3. Understand unique challenges and considerations compared to the general aging population and the crucial role of the medical professionals in the care, treatment, and support of people living with HIV. 

4. Gain insights and knowledge into the pillars of geriatric care which have been termed the 5Ms (Medications, Mind, Mobility, Multi-complexity, and What Matters to the Patient).  




Phil Duran, JD

Rainbow Health, Director of Advocacy & Community Engagement


Phil Duran, JD, is a Minnesota attorney whose work has focused on LGBTQ- and HIV-related issues since 2000, first at OutFront Minnesota and currently at Rainbow Health.  He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Administrative Law and Health Law sections and is an adjunct faculty member at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where he teaches the course LGBTQ Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy. 



Rik Kuthcher 

Rainbow Health, HIV and Aging Services Advocate and Performing Artist


Rik Kutcher was diagnosed with HIV over three decades ago, Rik has not only lived with HIV but has actively contributed to the HIV community to uplift and educate others. His work with Rainbow Health has been instrumental in providing vital health education and support to older adults living with HIV. 

Through his advocacy and implementation of aging initiatives, Rik plays a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life for the LGBTQ+ and HIV+ communities. His involvement with the NMAC’s 50+50+ HIV Strong & Healthy Program underscores his unwavering dedication to addressing the specific needs of those aging with HIV. Rik is also a skilled performing artist who enjoyed a professional musical theatre career spanning over four decades. He is currently an active member of Theatre 55 which is a theatre dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults as artists, audiences, and lifelong learners through theatre performance and education. 




Free for MGS Members

$25 for Non-Members

Registration Deadline is July 29, 2024.

Minnesota Gerontological Society (MGS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 3050 145th St. W #377 Rosemount, MN 55068

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