Quick Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections and Factors Related to the Promotion of Elderly Health

  • Karízia Vilanova Andrade
  • Adman Câmara Soares Lima
  • Evanilde Vilanova Andrade
  • Eveliny Silva Martins
  • Janaiana Lemos Uchoa
  • Camila Almeida Neves de Oliveira
  • Vanessa da Frota Santos
  • Mônica Oliveira Batista Oriá
  • Priscila de Souza Aquino

Abstract

Objective: To analyze the search of the elderly to perform a quick testing. Method: A descriptive, quantitative and documentary study conducted with seniors who entered the Center for Quick Testing and Counseling, from June to August 2014, and analyzed under the form of percentages. Results: The demand for a quick testing by the elderly is still incipient, since the 1.314 members attending the service in the period analyzed, only 28 (2%) were more than 60 years old. Regarding the use of condoms in sexual relations 21 (75%) the elderly did not have sex with any partners. Among men, there were identified 1 (4%) case of Syphilis and 1 (4%) case of Hepatitis B; among women, 1 (4%) case of Hepatitis C. Conclusion: The expansion of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the elderly may be linked to a gap in prevention efforts related to this age group, with a challenge to the current policies of public health.

Published
May 24, 2016
How to Cite
ANDRADE, Karízia Vilanova et al. Quick Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections and Factors Related to the Promotion of Elderly Health. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, may 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1602>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1955.
Section
Infectious Diseases

Keywords

Serologic Tests; Elderly; Health Promotion

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