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Seniors Contracting STDs at Record Levels

Published Friday Mar 6, 2020

Seniors Contracting STDs at Record Levels

A new study shows seniors are contracting STD’s nationally at historic levels, however New Hampshire fared well, ranking near the bottom among all U.S. states.

Nationally, senior infections have increased 107.3% and averaging 103.2 per 100,000. New Hampshire ranks averages 33 seniors infected per 100,000 people. released a study on the Record Rise of STD Rates Among Senior Citizens using the most recent data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Older Americans once viewed STD’s as a young person’s problem, but they must begin to take all necessary precautions.

Here are additional key findings for seniors in New Hampshire:

  • 198.2% increase in STD’s, No. 43 with 33 infections per 100,000 people
  • 147.3% increase in HIV, No. 42 in HIV rate: 98.9 per 100,000
  • 283.8% increase in chlamydia, No. 41 with 14.2 infections per 100,000 people
  • 2,450% increase in gonorrhea, No. 43 with 15.3 infections per 100,000 people
  • 1,750% increase in syphilis, No. 20 with 3.7 infection per 100,000 people

Here are key national findings:

HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea rates have increased among seniors in every single state.

The top 10 older-adult STD states are: D.C., New York, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, Georgia, California, Delaware, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The bottom 10 older-adult STD states are: North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Iowa, West Virginia, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Kansas and Wisconsin.

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