Sexually Transmitted Infections and Older Adults
This course provides the reader with information related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs)(previously referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among individuals over age 50. A review of STI risk factors among the elderly is provided. Diagnostic barriers to HIV/AIDS diagnosis and psychosocial concerns of older individuals with HIV/AIDS are highlighted along with nursing considerations.

Course Publication Date: November 13, 2019

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Susanne J. Pavlovish-Danis RN, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE
Course No:STIA110419
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Medical & Surgical Issues
Women's Health
Learning Objectives
  • Identify factors that place older individuals at risk for developing STIs
  • Identify barriers to HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment among older individuals
  • Discuss the relationship between pharmacotherapy for erectile dysfunction and the incidence of STIs among older individuals
  • Describe physiologic changes in older females that increase their risk for developing an STI
  • List unique psychosocial concerns of older individuals with an STI or HIV


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