Seniors in Riverside County Are Fastest Growing HIV/AIDS Demographic

The Riverside County Department of Public Health issued a report last May stating that persons living in Riverside County, at ages 50+, are the fastest growing segment of newly diagnosed HIV and AIDS cases.

In 1993, about 14% of all newly diagnosed cases involved the 50+ age group. In 2005, that number hit 25%.

Across the nation, about 25% of the existing HIV and AIDS cases involve the 50+ age group, with that number expected to reach 50% by 2015.

The report suggests two causes of this trend has to do with that "little blue pill" becoming so widely available, and that people in this age group tend avoid condoms due to lack of pregnancy risk.

I wonder what these numbers are inside the new City of Menifee.

Read the full report here...

http://www.rivcohealthdata.org/..../EPE_Volume_2_Issue_4_08-05-04.pdf




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