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.
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.