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I've been here 2 1/2 yrs. Every time Medical Personal take my personal info, I'm asked this. Are you HIV Positive? The first time, I almost laughed. Couldn't help it. Every other time, I was just shocked; anyone would ask. Then a couple of months ago, someone explained it to me. Apparently men approximately my age, have been taking Viagra. Then they hook up w//some young hottie. She's HIV Positive. Then he spreads it around. Was told, My age group is the fastest growing group to get HIV. BTW I'm 68.
 

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I'm 67 and my question is, how do men my age persuade a young hottie to hook up with them in the first place? I ain't looking for one, just curious.
I've been told that buying them about three drinks works well... particularly if you keep breaking hundred dollar bills to pay for them. Something in the ink on those hundreds must be a powerful aphrodisiac. ;)
 

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They ask everyone if they are HIV positive, its routine. They also ask if you have HBP or allergies to any medications. I wouldnt take it personal. But it makes sense that people in your age group would have a high rate of HIV, weren't you in the generation of unprotected sex and 'free love' in the late sixties. early seventies? I think that makes alot more sense than that a bunch of old guys taking viagra, hooking up with young girls and getting AIDS. Its the older generation that have a higher rate of the disease. If anything those old men would be giving it to the younger girls
 

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They keep asking me if I have been drinking?? Do all old---er ladies drink?? I'mm 77
Perhaps they saw the way you drove into the parking lot and just assumed you were drunk?:happy2: Just kidding. I have no idea why they ask so many dumb questions.
 

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Are you kidding me? EVERYONE should agree w/YH EXCEPT when he thinks he has a right to blow cigarette smoke at everyone. :)

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I dont blow cigarette smoke at anyone. Pretty sure everyone knows that too. I even took extra precautions when building our home to ensure my guests wouldnt be bothered with smoke.. I left lots of room outside for those who might be affected or offended by second hand smoke. :)
 

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I dont blow cigarette smoke at anyone. Pretty sure everyone knows that too. I even took extra precautions when building our home to ensure my guests wouldnt be bothered with smoke.. I left lots of room outside for those who might be affected or offended by second hand smoke. :)
I'd say you've blown a lot of smoke at people on these very pages.
 

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Viagra has little to do with it since people in their 30's and 40's and up take it.

Unfortunately, many Seniors are stuck in that la-la land, that everybody is trust able.

Plus many have lived a monogamous life, with one partner, now gone, so it's time to play the field, with the influences of 21 century sexuality.

Besides, being old is no reason to be dumb.

Even "VD" has been around as long as the condom has been, 300 years or so.

It's comforting to know that the sex drive is one of the the last things to go. ;)
 

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I've been here 2 1/2 yrs. Every time Medical Personal take my personal info, I'm asked this. Are you HIV Positive? The first time, I almost laughed. Couldn't help it. Every other time, I was just shocked; anyone would ask. Then a couple of months ago, someone explained it to me. Apparently men approximately my age, have been taking Viagra. Then they hook up w//some young hottie. She's HIV Positive. Then he spreads it around. Was told, My age group is the fastest growing group to get HIV. BTW I'm 68.
Only 68? No wonder they're asking questions you ole hottie you. My last girl friend was born in 1932.
 

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Well I'll be 60 years old in Dec. and have never had any STD, knock on wood, but I am sure I'll never get it now, but every time I go to the doctor the nurses ask me the same thing and regardless of what I say, they are going to want to test me again, until a doctors visit a few months ago.
I told her yes I minded. I am not a danged pin cushion and I am sick of them not believing that I have enough sense to know whether I have a sexually transmitted disease or not!:hair
I don't know what happened but no one has asked me that since then.:)

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I am never offended when asked questions by my doctor. Shows she is doing her job correctly. And screening for sexually transmitted diseases is actually not just for these diseases. It can help with other diagnosis. Not to mention that they can be transmitted a lot more easily then people think.

Testing for a disease in someone who doesn't have symptoms is called screening. Most of the time, STI screening is not a routine part of health care, but there are exceptions:


The one STI screening test suggested for everyone ages 15 to 65 is a blood or saliva test for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. Younger teens at high risk should also be screened.

Everyone born between 1945 and 1965. There's a high incidence of hepatitis C in people born between 1945 and 1965. Since the disease often causes no symptoms until it's advanced, experts recommend that everyone in that age be tested.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are generally acquired by sexual contact. The organisms that cause sexually transmitted diseases may pass from person to person in blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids.

Some such infections can also be transmitted nonsexually, such as from mother to infant during pregnancy or childbirth, or through blood transfusions or shared needles.

It's possible to contract sexually transmitted diseases from people who seem perfectly healthy — people who, in fact, aren't even aware of being infected. Many STDs cause no symptoms in some people, which is one of the reasons experts prefer the term "sexually transmitted infections" to "sexually transmitted diseases."

Sexually transmitted infections can be caused by:

Bacteria (gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia)
Parasites (trichomoniasis)
Viruses (human papillomavirus, genital herpes, HIV)
Sexual activity plays a role in spreading many other infectious agents, although it's possible to be infected without sexual contact. Examples include the hepatitis A, B and C viruses, shigella, and Giardia intestinalis.

Since the largest increase is in older men using VIAGRA it is clearly a behaviour problem - and one that they need to control. I am quite sure (and the latest stats bear this out) many of the "hot young things" they like to brag about are the kind you pay for and are neither hot nor young.
 

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I am quite sure (and the latest stats bear this out) many of the "hot young things" they like to brag about are the kind you pay for and are neither hot nor young.
After living 63 years on this planet I have figured out one thing for certain... There aint no such thing as a free lunch, and a man is going to "pay for it" every time. I have heard there are those women who simply accept cash on delivery, those would be the ones so frowned upon by some members of society... all the ones I have ever been with cost a whole lot more.... :walk:
 
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