When many people think about whose at risk for HIV/AIDS in the U.S., the term "Baby Boomers" doesn't often come to mind. But it should: This virus does not merely live among young folk. In 2009, an estimated 17 percent of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. were among people age 50 or over.
So what's really going on?
Take a look at what's making this group more vulnerable to contracting HIV.
Kellee Terrell is the news editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.
Comment by: Herman W
Fri., Dec. 28, 2012 at 8:24 am EST
Eventhough when have made some progress in stomping out HIV infection, we should not get complacent and feel like the fight is over. HIV is always looking for an opening to attack. So with that said, I think that (and this comment is from someone who has struggle with survival for over 20 yrs)we should bomb the groups that are most vulnerable with education and seminars on transmission and prevention, keep HIV infection on our top agenda in schools and stop spreading rumors like the we have beat this virus. There is no cure for AIDS or HIV infection-and that is a fact.
Comment by: ED
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:53 am EST
You should add that senior men w/o partners might decide to engage in risky sex with prostitutes. Also, men with ED can't use condoms and don't know oral sex can also transmit HIV and STDs.
Comment by: Sulaiman mr.Lecturer
Thu., Nov. 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm EST
Yes the seniors might be at that risky because they lack backgroud of sex education,peer education and god fearing.
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