Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Elderly Getting HIV/AIDS

A poster campaign (by Andy Chen Design) that encourages older people to protect their sexual health bears the message 'Sex never gets old. And neither does keeping yourself protected.'

Most people think of HIV/AIDS as a young person's disease but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control predicts that - five years from now - half of Americans with HIV/AIDS will be at least 50 years old. Most of them will be people who've survived into their fifties, thanks to effective drugs. But the number of people who are contracting HIV at age 50 or older went up 16 percent between 2005 and 2008. Researchers worry it will keep rising unless this age group starts thinking about prevention...(read and listen to the full article)

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