Bookdwarf’s Cousin in the News

Stephen Karpiak, the research director at ACRIA (and cousin to the famous Bookdwarf) announced the release of a new study on HIV in people over 50 years old.

Apparently a lot of new HIV infections are in the 50+ and senior citizen populations: people who have been out of the dating pool for a long time, but are now widowed or divorced and hopped up on Viagra. They’ve ignored a lot of the STD information because that applies to sailors, or college kids, or people having promiscuous sex– not to grandma and her new gentleman caller she met down at the library.

Improvements in general medicine mean that people live longer and stay active — phsically, socially, and sexually — longer. And so, now we have to address HIV+ seniors. It’s a good thing our medical establishment is well-equipped to provide for the needs of large numbers of chronically-ill adults….