The summary of this Harvard Study indicates that for a small percentage of recently bereaved older people, contacting an STD is a risk factor. Not surprisingly, this risk increased substantially after the commericial introduction of erectile dysfunction medications like Viagra.
Long term married older adults never had to face the question of safe sex practices. This article concludes that doctors for such patients should educate their patients about this risk.
Pictured here in this photo is the man who is responsible for one my recently acquired blogging guilty pleasures. If you have time for some serious belly-laughs, please visit the site of Don Mills: http://crabbyoldfart.wordpress.com/ .