Sex Ed for Seniors: You Still Need Those Condoms
- When Jane Fowler hit the dating scene after her 23-year marriage ended in divorce, she didn't think she needed to use protection when she had sex. "I wasn't worried about getting pregnant," says the 72-year-old retired journalist from Kansas City, Mo., "and the man I was seeing was an old friend, also recently divorced." So she was shocked to learn, after having a routine blood test in 1991, that she'd been infected with HIV, a nightmare she hopes to help others avoid by lecturing at senior health fairs. "My mantra is that you never know the sexual history of anyone but yourself."