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NJ Hotline Works to Counter Rise in STD’s Among Seniors [AUDIO]

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Cases of sexually transmitted diseases among Jersey seniors is on the rise, and a helpline operated by the State wants to get the word out about safe sex, among other things.

Doctor Steven Marcus heads up the New Jersey an STD hotline. He says STD’s are spiking with seniors for a number of reasons.  Among them, complacency about aids and HIV, and an older population that is still active. Marcus says when you throw into the hopper the use of medication that will help enhance sexual activity such as drugs prescribed to counter erectile dysfunction, you have what he calls, “a perfect storm.”

Call the hotline at 1-800-624-2377 if you have questions concerning HIV/AIDS, STDs or Hepatitis. The hotline is available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are free and strictly confidential.

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