Commentary & Opinion
Health Officials, Policymakers Should Implement HIV Prevention Measures Aimed at Older Adults, Letter to Editor Says
August 31, 2007
Issues such as "decreased libido are not the only problems stemming from adults remaining sexually active later in life," Daniel Tietz, executive director of the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, writes in a New York Times letter to the editor in response to a recent New England Journal of Medicine study about sexual behavior among older adults. According to a study released last year by ACRIA, the "fastest-growing segment of the HIV-positive population consists" of people over age 50, Tietz writes. He adds that 33% of the almost 100,000 people living with HIV in New York City are ages 50 and older. The "success" of antiretroviral drugs "makes it likely that this group will account for the majority of people with the disease in the next decade," Tietz writes.
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