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U.S. News & World Report Examines HIV/AIDS Among Senior Citizens
U.S. News & World Report in its Aug. 12 issue examines the "silent" HIV/AIDS epidemic among senior citizens in the United States. In 1999, the latest year for which CDC data is available, people over age 50 accounted for about 13% of U.S. AIDS cases, an increase of 11% since 1989. Experts predict that the reported number of seniors with HIV/AIDS will continue to rise due increased HIV testing and higher levels of sexual activity because of impotency medications like Viagra. The full article is available online (Brophy Marcus, U.S. News & World Report, 8/12).
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