You would think sexually transmitted diseases would be greatly decreased or non-existent, but today’s seniors previously recognized as "the free-love" generation are continuing to enjoy quite active sex lives that aren’t always brought about by healthy choices.
Between the years 2005 to 2009, the number of reported cases of syphilis and Chlamydia among those 55 and older increased 43 percent, according to an Orlando Sentinel analysis of data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In Central Florida, the rise is even more dramatic. Among those 55 and older, the reported cases of syphilis and Chlamydia increased 71 percent in that same five-year period. That puts Central Florida ahead of the state, which saw a 62 percent rise in those two sexually transmitted infections among the same age group.