HIV/AIDS among Older Americans. 23/7/09
It truly is difficult to get through the day without reading, seeing or hearing about sex, be it on TV, the radio and of course the World Wide Web. It has become the norm in our society. It is promoted as if it were fireworks on the 4th of July. But with that ,comes a great responsibility of education. According to Avert in 2007, in New York State there were 46,390 reported cases of people living with HIV and 75,253 reported cases of people living with AIDS. In the Buffalo-Niagara Falls Area there were 2,598 people living with AIDS. Now imagine all the people who haven't been tested that are HIV positive having unprotected sex and are over the age of 50...Very scary! There are places that offer free anonymous testing like AIDS Community Services located at 206 South Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY. You can also go to ECMC where they provide testing as well. Both of these places will also provide education and counseling if needed.