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5 Reasons Why Seniors Are at Risk for HIV

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Menopause

Menopause

For many, heat flashes, night sweats and loss of sex drive are classic signs of menopause. But it's other symptoms that of particular concern when it comes to HIV.

Vaginal dryness, as well as thinning and inflammation of the vaginal walls, can lead to small cuts when menopausal and pre-menopausal women engage in sexual contact. These microscopic tears can seriously raise a woman's risk of contracting HIV and can serve as an entry point for the virus to enter into the bloodstream and replicate.






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