Risk factors and HIV transmission to midlife and older women: knowledge, options, and the initiation of safer sexual practices.

@article{Zablotsky2003RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors and HIV transmission to midlife and older women: knowledge, options, and the initiation of safer sexual practices.},
  author={Diane Zablotsky and Michael N. Kennedy},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2003},
  volume={33 Suppl 2},
  pages={S122-30}
}
Despite the increased impact of HIV/AIDS on women in the United States, the HIV-related experience of mature and older women has been largely overlooked by behavior scientists. Appropriate strategies for increasing awareness, assessing personal risk, and implementing safer sex behaviors among women in their 50s or older have not been developed. Relative to knowledge of personal risk and self-protective measures, older women have lower levels of knowledge about HIV/AIDS and the effectiveness of… CONTINUE READING

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