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