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You're Never Too Old to Get HIV!!
July 17, 2001 8:51 AM   Subscribe

You're Never Too Old to Get HIV!! People over 50 account for 13.4% of 1999 newly diagnosed AIDS cases. But because seniors, who don't think they're at risk to begin with, don't get tested -- the problem may be much bigger than number suggest.

Misconceptions about STDs, multiple partners, and the belief that condoms aren't necessary since pregnancy isn't possible, (and perhaps Viagra?) are contributing to the escalating rate.
posted by jennak (3 comments total)


 
*sound of crickets*

Wow. So much for concern for one's elders.
posted by allaboutgeorge at 4:48 AM on July 18, 2001


> So much for concern for one's elders.

Old people fucking. Ew.
posted by jfuller at 7:49 AM on July 18, 2001


What's wrong with old people watching VH1?
posted by thirteen at 8:41 AM on July 18, 2001


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