Unsafe sex: why everyone's at it

Older women 140598

Abstract Purpose of Review This review was conducted to illustrate how the emerging recognition of sexual health in the older adult is informed by research on the growing aging HIV population in the USA and globally. Assessing the sexual health needs of the older adult through the prism of HIV prevention is not ideal. Recent Findings Data confirm many of these older adults with HIV remain sexually active and do engage in risky behaviors as do their younger counterparts. Introduction Studies of the sexual health of the older adult are few but data are emerging Fig. Although research-based data remain scant, most available data on the sexual health of older adults were generated through the prism of HIV prevention research. There is increasing focus on the sexual health of older adults, age 50 and older. This developing interest is in part driven by the inexorable shift in the age distribution of the HIV epidemic. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease.

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