HIV Among Older Adults: Age-Specific Issues in Prevention and Treatment

Nathan L. Linsk, PhD


AIDS Read. 2000;10(7) 

In This Article

Short Sex and Drug History to Use With Older Adults

  • I now need to ask you some questions about some possible activities that may put you at risk for infectious diseases. Do you mind if we discuss your sexual health and other possible risks?

  • Are you sexually active, that is, do you have sexual or intimate contact with another man or woman? If yes, with men, women, or both?

  • Do you take disease precautions? If yes, explain your precautions? If no, why not?

  • Do you take any recreational drugs that involve needle transmission? If yes, do you share needles? If yes, how do you clean them?

  • Have you ever had a sexually transmitted disease? If yes, how was it treated?

  • Please tell me about whether you drink alcoholic beverages before you engage in sexual activity? In association with other substance use?

  • Do you have any questions you would like to ask me about your sexual health and practices? Specifically, do you have any questions about AIDS or sexually transmitted diseases?


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