Degree Type

Thesis (Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Date Information

May 2014


School of Nursing

First Advisor

Robin Leger


This study will examine why the elderly population in the United States is at high risk for contracting and spreading sexually transmitted diseases. Through a review of literature, many different risk factors will be identified and discussed. The study will also include methods of prevention to protect this population. Education strategies will also be discussed, not only for the members of the elderly population, but for the health care professionals who treat them. By identifying risk factors, providing education, and learning about prevention, the rate sexually transmitted diseases are being spread will decrease among the elderly population.