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Are older adults are at risk for HIV/AIDS?

 

Yes. Blood transfusions and unprotected sex put older adults at risk for HIV/AIDS as in other populations. It is estimated that as many as 10 percent of all persons diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are over 50 years of age.

 

 

Linda Breytspraak, Center on Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City

 

 

 


 
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