Today’s Caregiver eNewsletter # 694
Late in the audience Q and A session at a recent Fearless Caregiver Conference, a gentleman stood up and asked if we knew which group presently has the fastest growth rate of HIV in the United States. The audience gasped when he related it was actually women 60 years of age and over.
This was an important lesson for anyone with a senior loved one, but not a new one to anyone living in South Florida. As a matter of fact, in the first issue of Today’s Caregiver magazine, (July 1995), we spoke of a new group forming to help seniors deal with safer sex issues. In the condo canyons that line the South Florida beachfront, the ratio of single senior women to single senior men is drastically disproportionate at a rate of 7 to 1. It is possible for these “Condo Casanovas” to be having relations with multiple partners in a single high-rise building or senior community, as well as be visiting area (to put it genteelly) ladies-of-the-night …more
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