HIV is on the rise among older women as they have sex without protection, study finds – The Sun: HIV is on the rise among older women as they remain sexually active without using protection.
There has been a five-fold increase in women aged between 45 and 56 receiving care for HIV in the past ten years, a study has found.
Experts put the increase down to the rising divorce rate and a more liberal attitude to sex in general — yet this group is often left out of HIV prevention, education and research.
People who have come out of long marriages or been through bereavement may have had unprotected sex without considering the risks.
They are also less likely to have been screened for STDs or infections picked up through an act of infidelity.
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