Big news. Men who are 40 or older who use erectile dysfunction drugs have higher rates of STD's, especially HIV. Really.
Hm. Huh. Imagine that.
Oh, there's the snippet I was wondering about... in the 'Conclusion': the link may be more related to "the types of patients using ED drugs" and not so much the availability of the drugs.
And the study authors recommend safe sex education accompany the prescription. There ya go.
As an over-40-year-old single woman who flexes a socializing muscle now and then, I have to say this is no surprise to me or, likely, my friends. All I can say is let the lemmings be. They're only gonna do what they do. I think rather than spend money trying to re-educate middle-aged men who should know better about disease transmission, time might be better spent having a financial advisor make sure that men with ED drug scripts get their affairs in order.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Users of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs: Analysis of Claims Data — Ann Intern Med