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Baby boomers and HIV: Why they are at risk

NEED TO KNOW
  • The CDC reports more than one million people in the U.S. are living with HIV.
  • People over 50 are among the fastest growing groups to contract HIV.
  • HIV/AIDS prevention advocate Anna Fowlkes says senior citizens are often undereducated about risky or vulenerable behavior.

The CDC estimates that more than one million people in the U.S. are living with HIV. One of the fastest growing groups contracting the virus? Baby boomers.

Although this may seem surprising, HIV/AIDS prevention advocate Anna Fowlkes said many people over 50 years old are undereducated when it comes to STDs and how to protect yourself. Fowlkes, who is also HIV positive, shared her journey and passion for educating senior citizens with Weekend Express.

Read more: The AIDS epidemic: 31 years later

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