In the first study to look at the consequences of anti-gay prejudice for mortality, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals who lived in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities. "The results of this study suggest a broadening of the consequences of prejudice to include premature death," noted the study's lead author, Mark Hatzenbuehler, PhD, assistant professor of Sociomedical Sciences. The study is online in the journal Social Science & Medicine.
16 February 2014 | Mailman School of Public Health
There’s no simple answer to why gay men bareback. It’s a mixture of all of these issues, but chief among these is certainly the fact that thanks to ever advancing medication HIV is no longer regarded as a death sentence.
30 January 2014 | Beige
The findings suggest that women involved in violent relationships fear that their partner might respond with violence if asked to use a condom, which in turn, leads to less condom use for these women.
22 January 2014 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
A study, led by Oxford University, finds that government grants in Southern Africa reduce HIV risks for teenage girls. The study, in The Lancet Global Health, involved 3,515 young people between 2009-12 in urban and rural parts of two South African provinces. They found teenage girls from households receiving grants were two-thirds less likely to take much older boyfriends, and half as likely to have sex in exchange for money, food, school fees or shelter.
27 November 2013 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
Economist Roland Pongou has reached a curious conclusion about infidelity and sexual networks - women are less likely to cheat on their partners and, oddly, that makes them more vulnerable to HIV.
26 November 2013 | Ottawa Citizen
The United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic is calling for an end to gender-based violence, which is not only a serious human rights violation but also increases the risk of HIV infection.
26 November 2013 | AllAfrica
“It’s a great indicator of where to do testing, where to put centers. We might use this data to say, ‘How many resources do we need to help link people into HIV care,” suggested Patrick Sullivan, a professor at Emory’s school of public health and the head of AIDSVu. “Or, what is the growth in HIV load going to look like in the future, to plan for provider capacity?” The maps display cases by county, and show that 92 percent of new diagnoses between 2008 and 2011 took place in just 25 percent of U.S. counties.
02 October 2013 | The New Republic
The roles of gender and stigma in the epidemic in the Mexican state of Chiapas
17 September 2013 | The Atlantic
One Californian lawmaker says it's time to give prison inmates a way to practice safe sex behind bars to reduce an infection rate that experts say is much higher than that of the general population.
08 July 2013 | SFGate
Drug users are to be offered free foil, used as a surface to heat up drugs like heroin, to encourage them to get help for their addiction. New laws will allow drug treatment providers to offer the foil as part of efforts to get addicts into treatment, and to protect their health.
08 July 2013 | BBC