For instance, in Arizona's Maricopa and Pima counties — home to large retirement communities just outside Phoenix — the percent of reported cases of syphilis and chlamydia increased twice as fast as the national average from 2005 to 2009.Reported cases were up 87 percent among those 55 and older in those counties.Anyone who is sexually active risks exposure to a sexually transmitted infection to some degree.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are generally acquired by sexual contact.
The organisms that cause sexually transmitted diseases may pass from person to person in blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids.
Among all age groups nationwide, reported cases of syphilis increased 60 percent between 20, while in the 55 to 64 age group it increased 70 percent.
Meanwhile, the incidences of chlamydia rose 27 percent among all ages, and double that among those age 55 to 64.
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In Riverside County, Calif., home to retirement mecca Palm Springs, reported cases were up 50 percent over the five-year span, according to data from that county's health department.
The reported cases of syphilis and chlamydia among older adults outpaced the nation's average, according to the analysis.
Because many people in the early stages of an STI experience no symptoms, screening for STIs is important in preventing complications.