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Men prescribed with drugs to treat erectile dysfunctions are 2-3 times more likely to contract HIV, Chlamydia and STD or sexually transmitted diseases than those not undertaking any.
An analysis of insurance records of about 1.4 million men shows that there is a population risk or disposition towards sex diseases and that this group needs to get some form of safe sex counseling.
Research author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, of the Department of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital says that “Even though STDs are quite rare among older men — on the order of 1 per 1,000 individuals — we found that STD rates in men who used erectile dysfunction drugs were two to three times higher, both before and after they filled their first prescription.”
Between 1997 and 2006, insurance claims from men above 40 years old were analyzed to reveal that about 34,000 men who have had at least prescriptive male enhancement medication like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra had a higher incidence of sexually transmitted disease compared with about 1.4 million men in the same age group who were never under such medication.
About 40% of the men undergoing erectile dysfunction treatment were between age 57 and 85. HIV was the second most common infection with Chlamydia following after. The findings were published in the July 2010 issue of the Annals in Internal Medicine.
Dana Goldman, PhD, director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California (USC) says that both doctors prescribing these drugs as well as pharmacists filling these prescriptions should recognize that their patients on erectile dysfunction drugs face a higher risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases. They should make it part of their responsibility to counsel them to use the right safe sex practices.
It’s interesting to make a conjecture that males who after years of impotence suddenly found their members getting a firm erection from male enhancement drug would be on a sex rampage around town taking to bed the first prostitute they encounter. Feeling like teenagers anew, it’s most likely they start to relive their sex orgies with the same abandon that exposes them to higher risks of these diseases.
The study established no direct cause-and-effect relationship between best male enhancement treatments and sexually transmitted diseases. Its findings simply indicate that people who use such treatments should not get overly excited to throw out caution. You are never too old to practice safe sex and reduce the risk of infection.