Sexually transmitted viral diseases in the elderly

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Elderly persons are at risk of the same sexually transmitted viral diseases as are younger persons. However, in elderly patients these illnesses may produce greater morbidity than they would in younger persons. At the same time, management of disease in older persons often calls for greater vigilance because of naturally diminished physiologic reserves and metabolic processes. While major strides have been made in recent years in the treatment of patients with viral diseases, including those commonly transmitted sexually, the same constraints that have always governed the management of disease in older persons must still be recognized and taken into account.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-79
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Geriatric Drug Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • 5-fluorouracil
  • AIDS
  • Antiretrovirals
  • Antivirals
  • Condyloma acuminatum
  • Didanosine
  • Elderly patients
  • Famciclovir
  • Genital herpes
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Podophyllin
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Stavudine
  • Valacyclovir
  • Viral diseases
  • Zalcitabine
  • Zidovudine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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