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STD Rates Higher in Seniors Using Viagra

Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs have changed the lives for seniors, as they can now have a more active sex life later into their senior years. However the increased sexual activity in seniors can have negative repercussions if it is unprotected. Reuters Health recently stated that U.S. doctors reported, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in older men taking erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra is twice as high than in their non-medicated peers. Younger adults have grown up with a culture which teaches them to at least be protected if they plan on having sex. However safe sex is not as common in seniors, when compared to younger adults. The research looked at the introduction of erectile dysfunction drugs in 1998, and studied the contracting of STD’s since.

Seniors need to be much more cautious if they’re having sex, especially if they’re using erectile dysfunction drugs. There is little risk of pregnancy for seniors having sex, but there are various STD’s that seniors can still contract like HIV, chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the senior years is extremely important to prolong your life, and STD’s can seriously complicate health conditions. This is why doctors need to be more vocal about safe sex with their senior patients using Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs. Seniors can still have all the fun they want in their retirement years, but staying safe and healthy should always be a top priority in life.



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