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More Mid-Life (and Older) STDs

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Sex and the older generation: it's not a topic that gets discussed much, not even in the doctor's office. But some physicians say that needs to change, because older patients are leading active sex lives - and their rates of sexually transmitted disease (STD) may be on the rise.

Whatever the cause - Viagra, mid-life divorce, online dating or simple ignorance - studies suggest that STDs are no longer just an affliction of the young. A study published last week online by the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections adds to that growing body of evidence.

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