With many older women enjoying sex and few using condoms, it's
not surprising that some are acquiring sexually transmitted
infections (STIs). According to the Centers for Disease Control
there has been an uptick in other STIs in postmenopausal women.
Safe-sex is especially important for postmenopausal women,
because they are more vulnerable to STIs than younger women. And
STIs in older women may go undetected because they are often
without symptoms, and clinicians aren't always tuned in to
screening older women. STIs of concern include human papilloma
virus (HPV), herpes, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, gonorrhea.
HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C. and syphilis.
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