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March 6, 2014  |  Issue #694  
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From the Editor's Pen Gary Barg • Editor-in-Chief • gary@caregiver.com

Gary Barg

Condo Casanovas and (gasp) Senior Sex

Late in the audience Q and A session at a recent Fearless Caregiver Conference, a gentleman stood up and asked if we knew which group presently has the fastest growth rate of HIV in the United States. The audience gasped when he related it was actually women 60 years of age and over.

This was an important lesson for anyone with a senior loved one, but not a new one to anyone living in South Florida. As a matter of fact, in the first issue of Today’s Caregiver magazine, (July 1995), we spoke of a new group forming to help seniors deal with safer sex issues. In the condo canyons that line the South Florida beachfront, the ratio of single senior women to single senior men is drastically disproportionate at a rate of 7 to 1. It is possible for these “Condo Casanovas” to be having relations with multiple partners in a single high-rise building or senior community, as well as be visiting area (to put it genteelly) ladies-of-the-night   ...more

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In our culture, when we discuss intimacy, many people think immediately of sexuality. While sex may be part of an intimate relationship, it in no way encompasses it. When we think of intimacy as only sex it makes it difficult to focus on the other really satisfying parts of human relationships  ...more

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People are aging with HIV. The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) more than a decade ago has allowed people to live with the illness that was once almost certainly fatal. But the problems associated with growing older have introduced a new set of challenges.

While the virus is “not a death sentence,” it’s “not a cake walk” either, said Dr. Kelly Gebo, a doctor and researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She treats many infected patients over age 50. “The medications have toxicities and are not easy to take,” she explained. ...more

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From Hali:   I have been my 85-year-old mother's caregiver for six months—since she was in bad car wreck. I can do pretty much anything that needs doing for her willingly and with love. She lives with us and wants a sex toy. I am just not willing or comfortable dealing with that at this point. Anyone else had this issue and how did you handle it? (This is not a joke. When I Googled this question, it took me to a bunch of sites I didn't want to see.)

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