Is Taking Viagra More Likely to Give You A STD?

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The cure for erectile dysfunction can help some men score more than just sexual partners. (via Annals of Internal Medicine)

A new study shows that treatments for middle-aged and older men coping with ED facilitates increased sexual activity, which can in turn lead to higher rates of STDs.

The numbers are striking: Compared with non-users, men who take ED drugs have two to three times the rates of infection, particularly HIV/AIDS, both in the year before and after the use of treatments.

While there is no cure for HIV, the authors of the report recommended a preventative treatment. An ED drug prescription should be supplemented with safe sex counseling and STD screening.

It just goes to show that you’re never too old for sex ed.

-By Sarah Tung

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