Navigation Links
One-Third of Sexually Active Older Adults With HIV/AIDs Has Unprotected Sex

One out of three sexually active older adults infected with HIV has unprotected sex, according to a study by Ohio University researchers//. A survey of 260 HIV-positive older adults found that of those having sex, most were male, took Viagra and were in a relationship.

AIDs cases among the over-50 crowd reached 90,000 in 2003. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they will account for half of all HIV/AIDS cases in the United States by 2015 because medical intervention has extended the lifespan of those infected with HIV. Additionally, drugs such as Viagra have made it possible for older adults to remain sexually active longer.

Past studies have shown that up to 65 percent of older adults ages 60 to 71 have sexual intercourse. Among older adults who are HIV-positive, according to the Ohio University findings, 38 percent are sexually active.

“Those who are more likely to engage in riskier behavior – for example, those who are using drugs – are more likely to have unprotected sex,” said graduate student Travis Lovejoy, who led the study along with Ohio University health psychologist Timothy Heckman. “What we don’t know yet is whether these individuals are in a monogamous relationship with someone else who is HIV positive and believe there is no risk of infection.”

The study also found that sexual activity was more prevalent among HIV-positive older adults who were not cognitively impaired, were younger and who considered their overall health to be good.

Because many older adults with HIV are not sexually active, those who do have unprotected sex account for just 13 percent of the overall number of infected people who are aged 50 or older. However, one-third of those who are sexually active have unprotected sex, which suggests that prevention efforts may need to be more highly targeted toward these individuals.

The behavioral information was pulled from a survey of 260 HIV-p ositive older adults who were participating in a study examining support groups. The study was funded by a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Lovejoy presented the findings at the annual conference of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in March.

Source-Eurekalert'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. One-Third of Scottish Pregnancies, a Mishap
2. Are One-Third of Costly Implanted Heart Devices Unnecessary?
3. Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Gay Men On The Rise
4. Sexually Abused Girls Develop Eating Disorders
5. Historic Increase In Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Scotland
6. Youth Becoming Sexually Active At A Younger Age
7. Youngsters Not Aware Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
8. Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Soar In North UK
9. Sexually Abused Males Found Struggling In heir relations with Healthcare Providers
10. Girl Students Sexually Harassed by Security Forces in Nepal
11. Sexually Transmitted Infections Boom In UK
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Huntington Beach dental office ... apnea and TMJ disorders. These conditions are quite common particularly in midlife and ... care to reduce the risk of these consequences and improve overall wellbeing. ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... , ... Sam & Associates Insurance Agency, a full service firm providing asset ... Bay Area, is launching a charity drive to raise awareness of heart disease risk ... primary killer of adult men and women in America, and is responsible for over ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... St. Catherine’s Village announced that a ... is a skilled nursing facility on the grounds of the St. Catherine’s Village campus ... was voted the best nursing home in Mississippi for the second year in a ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... The CHP suggests that California ... rain storm by slowing down and increasing the space between themselves and other vehicles, ... based car accident attorney Raymond R. Hassanlou notes that, rain or shine, drivers should ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Sales Focus Inc. (SFI), a Maryland-based sales outsourcing ... , Over the past 20 years SFI has been recognized as the world’s leader ... new clients into the US market. The new clients include: Panacea Pro, Campseekers, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017 Many patients don,t ... their medication when a pharmacy just a few blocks ...  To alleviate this problem Medicationdiscountcard.com has created ... see exactly how much their medication will cost at ... Easy Medicationdiscountcard.com takes ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017 Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ... and TomoTherapy® Systems continue to set the bar for ... highest composite overall user satisfaction rating among radiation treatment ... 2016 MD Buyline Market Intelligence Briefing™. The most recent ... composite ratings among industry peers for 11 of the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 2017 ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) announced today that ... research in Germany , has purchased ... the University Clinic Heidelberg as part of its initiative ... program will be headed by Medical Director and Professor ... at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the Heidelberg ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: