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A rise in infections of diseases like HIV and AIDS among older adults has caused some health officials to push for more of these individuals to seek STD testing. Some groups are also recommending that seniors receive sex education classes to warn them of the potential dangers of unprotected sex.
Adan Dominguez, the executive director of Emeritus at Palisades, a retirement home in El Paso, Texas, told local NBC affiliate KTSM that he has seen many seniors begin sexual relationships in recent years, and many of them do not think about practicing safe sex.
"Because of the denial and because of the social stigma those communication channels for education get scrambled so they think it's not [relevant to] them," he told the news source. "If you have it at 17, 18, 20 [years old], you're still going to have it at 70. Your mind doesn't age."
The problem is increasing in all corners of the country. As many as 19 percent of the total HIV positive population is over age 50, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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