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Rate of STDs increased for elderly, say news sources Rate of STDs increased for elderly, say news sources
Date: 2012-09-07 16:10:25

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that young people account for more than half of positive STD tests in the U.S., cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes and syphilis in the elderly have doubled in the past 10 years.

In an article from the Texas-based news outlet the Eagle, it is speculated that this trend has been the result of relatively new technological advances such as erectile dysfunction treatments and online dating.

Meanwhile, a study published earlier this year in the Student British Medical Journal said that 80 percent of individuals as old as 90 have not abandoned their sex lives.

"You never have to retire from sex, but you should always behave as the 20-to-30 year-olds do. You need to be cautious about it. They [seniors] just don't think it can happen to them. STDs really started making news in the '80s and '90s. The fears and the warnings didn't hit their generation," said clinical psychologist Judy Kuriansky, quoted by CNN.

The Mayo Clinic says individuals should contact a medical professional to determine which STD tests are right for them.

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Expert recommends STD testing for high-risk women   Expert recommends STD testing for high-risk women
Date: 2012-07-03 15:19:36
While chlamydia may seem like a relatively mild infection - particularly when compared to HIV and AIDS - experts say it can lead to serious consequences if left untreated. For this reason medical professionals recommend regular STD testing, particularly for those in high-risk groups.... Full Story

Officials urge women to consider STD testing   Officials urge women to consider STD testing
Date: 2012-06-01 15:59:13
Many people are familiar with the dangers of HIV and AIDS, but sometimes more common STDs fly under the radar, avoiding the attention of most people. This is often the case with chlamydia.... Full Story

New CDC reports says STD testing rates are too low   New CDC reports says STD testing rates are too low
Date: 2012-03-15 15:59:47
Too few young women are receiving STD tests for chlamydia, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The authors of the study said more needs to be done to address this problem.... Full Story

Timing of urine sample collection makes little difference in STD testing  Timing of urine sample collection makes little difference in STD testing
Date: 2012-02-01 16:46:28
When using urine samples for STD tests for chlamydia, the timing of when the sample is collected does not greatly affect the accuracy of the test results, according to a new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.... Full Story

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