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I'm Over 50. Should I Worry About HIV?

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Published on Mar 27, 2008

Older individuals need to be just as careful to avoid contracting HIV as younger people do. People often assume that older adults don't need to worry about HIV. Few people realize that almost one in six new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in America are in people age 50 and older. Older people have many of the same risk factors as younger people. HIV transmission through injection drug use accounts for more than 16% of AIDS cases among persons aged 50 and older. Since post-menopausal women no longer need to worry about preventing unwanted pregnancies, they may not use condoms. In reality, they are at risk for HIV and need to use condoms to prevent contracting sexually transmitted diseases. The development of medications for erectile dysfunction such as Viagra has meant that many older men who previously were unable to have sex are now able to be sexually active again. Older people may be less likely to receive education on HIV prevention, education, and testing. Want to learn more? Visit http://AIDSvideos.org/. This video is freely downloadable from http://www.archive.org/details/ImOver... . Disabled accessibility: The transcript for this and many other AIDSvideos.org videos can be downloaded from http://aidsvideos.org/translate.shtml . [Do you want to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS? Are you fluent in a language other than English? Then volunteer to translate our videos into other languages! Click http://AIDSvideos.org/translate.shtml to to learn how you can help!!! © Copyright 2008-2011 Global Lifeworks. All rights reserved. This work is licensed to be used for non-commercial purposes under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b....]

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