When many people think about who is 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: Otis Glazebrook
(San Diego, CA)
Thu., May. 28, 2015 at 5:24 pm EDT
This article is ridiculous! The premise is false. We are to assume that baby boomers are all of a sudden going to start engaging in sex with gay and bisexual men and iv drug users? This type of similar false concern came out in the 90's, claiming that everyone was a potential aids risk, rather than the gay/bisexual/ iv drug users. Was it meant to spread the blame for aids or reduce the homosexual stigma? It sure appears that way, as transmission to straight and non-drug users/associates is very rare.
Comment by: solo
Sat., Apr. 18, 2015 at 7:27 am EDT
I think everyone,,,wen changing partners should be check... There r people out here advertising dis HIV. And proud of it DAT dey gave it to over 50 different men. And one admits she got it and gave it to 85 other men
Comment by: Jack o'lanter
Sat., Mar. 14, 2015 at 4:05 am EDT
Idiot this was around in our time and even before and we are in our 60's. Its just that there are plenty of ignorant people around believing this bs that your saying.
Comment by: Raa
Sun., Dec. 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm EST
Everything is either fatting, unhealthy, immoral, or against the law. Choose your poison.
No one is getting out of here alive anyway but you are home free because creators are responsible for the outcome of their creations as well as their creations. ( : > )
Comment by: Lars
Sat., Mar. 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm EST
Here in the Netherlands and other parts of north- and western Europe gaymen over 50 years began to feel frustrated about a whole sexual live with condoms and many will think; let's finally enjoy bare. Gaymen usually have no children and getting really old will mean a lonely, depressed life for many of them. So they will think let's enjoy bare now in our last decades of sexual chanches.
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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