New Mexico: STDs on the Rise in Those Over 45 and Show Few Symptoms, So Get Tested
July 14, 2011
With the knowledge that people age 45 and older represent the fastest-growing STD population, New Mexico health experts are urging residents to take steps to prevent infection.
"Sexual health is everyone's responsibility," said Tara Misra, health educator for the University of New Mexico (UNM). People need to educate themselves about STDs, become familiar with their bodies and use protection, she said. It also is recommended that "people get into a pretty regular habit of being tested," particularly when starting new relationships, Misra said.
07.03.2011; Anne Pedersen
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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