Age 50 plus: biggest carriers of HIV/AIDS

Make a reservation to go out to eat in Vermont on April 30 and you'll know that you are helping in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Dining Out For Life is a one-day fundraiser throughout Vermont and beyond that generated over $3.9 million in donations for AIDS service providers across North America last year.

On April 30, more than 3,500 restaurants in 55 cities will donate a generous percent of daily proceeds to an AIDS service provider. Money raised in each community stays in that community.

The fastest emerging carriers are people age 50 or over, who make up about 10-15 percent of all people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States.

Certain prescription drugs, such as those used to treat erectile dysfunction, are believed to be contributing to increased rates of sexual activity and sexually transmitted diseases among older people who may not be protecting themselves from HIV transmission.

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