Sexually transmitted diseases and dating
“If you want to know about sexually transmitted infections in teens and younger adults, there are plenty of studies to look at, but there is almost nothing to tell us why rates are increasing among older adults,” says Rachel von Simson of King’s College London, who co-wrote an editorial published in the journal Student BMJ.
According the CDC, close to 2,550 cases of syphilis were reported among adults between the ages of 45 and 65 in 2010 -- up from around 900 cases in 2000.
Or it might be the low rate of condom use among older couples, who no longer worry about pregnancy and may not think they are at risk for STDs.
The contribution of any or all of these factors to the rising STD rate in this age group is not clear, experts say, because very few researchers have studied the issue.
Von Simson, who is in her last year of medical school, says sexually active older patients may be reluctant to discuss their sex lives with their physicians, and their physicians may be reluctant to bring the subject up.
“But it is a conversation they need to have,” she says.
Steve is married to Missie Hancock, a speech-language pathologist who is Director of Outpatient Services for Easter Seals.Among the major findings: In a 2010 study, Anupam B.Jena, MD, Ph D, and colleagues from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School examined the impact of erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs on the rising STD rate in the elderly.UK Positive Singles has 30,000 members in the UK, accumulating 100,000 new members last year worldwide - and Date Positive, which has more than 6,000 profiles, allow users to search for people with almost any sexually transmitted infection.
The rise in these dating sites coincides with increasing rates of STIs.
And the number of reported chlamydia cases in the age group almost tripled, from around 6,700 in 2000 to 19,600 a decade later.