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Persons with herpes simplex virus type 2, but without symptoms, still shed virus

Persons who have tested positive for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) but do not have symptoms or genital lesions still experience virus shedding during subclinical (without clinical manifestations) episodes, suggesting a high risk of transmission from persons with unrecognized HSV-2 infection, according to a study in the April 13 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on infectious disease and immunology.

Published
12 April 2011
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Lengthening dosing schedule of HPV vaccine may provide effective option for expanding use of vaccine

Administration of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine doses over a longer period of time to adolescent girls in Vietnam resulted in antibody concentration levels that were comparable to the standard vaccine schedule, according to a study in the April 13 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on infectious disease and immunology.

Published
12 April 2011
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Uganda: Majority Use Condoms Against Pregnancy, Not HIV/Aids

A study has shown that majority of people use condoms for fear of pregnancy than acquiring HIV/Aids. According to Dr Consolata Kabonesa, the Dean of Makerere University School of Women and Gender Studies, said on Thursday cultural norms and values which

Published
10 April 2011
From
Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
Money for Sterlisation Project Keen On South Africa

A controversial US project that pays drug users and alcoholics to undergo sterilisation or long-term contraception, is setting its sights on women living with HIV in South Africa.

Published
08 April 2011
From
AllAfrica
Understanding the needs of adolescents living with HIV in Zambia

With growing numbers of adolescents living with HIV in Zambia there are concerns that their psychosocial, sexual health and reproductive health needs are not being met.

Published
29 March 2011
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
GMFA launches updated partner notification scheme

Messages can be sent via a number of contact methods, including to a dating website profile name, cruising app profile name, mobile or email.

Published
12 March 2011
From
GMFA
US may pay for sex disease tests for elderly - Reuters

The national health insurance program, which already pays for HIV tests, said on Thursday that it was considering adding the additional STD exams as part of an initiative to cover more preventive care.

Published
24 February 2011
From
Reuters
Scientists link oral sex to HPV cancer risk

US scientists say there's strong evidence linking oral sex to cancer, and have urged more study of how human papillomaviruses may be to blame for a rise in oral cancer among white men.

Published
21 February 2011
From
News.com.au
Does oral sex really cause cancer?

Research linking the act to HPV stirs anxiety. Experts give us the levelheaded lowdown on the risk of going down.

Published
21 February 2011
From
Salon
Kenya: Preventing 'Project Prevention'

After years of working in the United States, where they pay female drug users $300 to agree to be sterilized, Project Prevention has begun branching out to other parts of the world. Following a luke-warm reception in Britain, the organisation has now turned its attention to Kenya where it plans to start paying women living with HIV/Aids to accept long-term contraception.

Published
02 February 2011
From
Africa is a Country

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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