HIV and Women Over 50
If you are over 50, you may not think that you are at risk for HIV infection for many reasons.
- You may not realize that you need to protect yourself against HIV.
- You may not know the term, "sexually transmitted diseases" or STDs. You were taught about "venereal diseases" or VD.
- You may not know how to prevent HIV.
- You may think you don't have to use condoms because you don't worry about getting pregnant. Or, you may be dating again after many years and don't know how to talk to your partner about using condoms.
If you are sexually active, you are at risk for HIV — no matter what your age. The surest way to avoid passing on HIV and other STDs is to abstain from sex. If you do have sex, use a condom.