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Rhode Island Blames STD Spike On Hookup Apps Like Tindr

Sexually transmitted disease rates in Rhode Island rose sharply between 2013 and 2014, and the state's department of health is pointing to hookup apps like Tinder as one of the driving forces behind new outbreaks. The rise has been precipitous: Syphilis cases in Rhode Island increased by 79 percent between 2013 and 2014 while gonorrhea cases increased by 30 percent. Newly identified HIV cases increased by almost 33 percent, according to a new state report. Gay men made up 75% of new cases of syphilis.

Published
27 May 2015
From
Huffington Post
Africa's health centre at the frontline of HIV research

The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies sits in the HIV capital of the world. The sleek modern building, rising out of an otherwise rustic setting near Mtubatuba in South Africa, attracts world-class researchers looking to wage war against the resilient virus.

Published
26 May 2015
From
The Guardian
Prioritisation is crucial for the success of PrEP, model confirms

A mathematical model developed by two researchers at Imperial College in London, and based on what would happen if pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was introduced to a high-prevalence

Published
20 May 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Anal sex study reveals climate of 'coercion'

A UK study on why teenage heterosexual couples may engage in anal sex has revealed a climate of coercion, with consent and mutuality not always a priority for the boys who are trying to persuade girls into having it.

Published
19 May 2015
From
Independent
HIV prevention and risk behaviors follow weekly patterns

The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, such as prevention and testing, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is slightly lower on weekends, according to a new analysis.

Published
27 April 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Why are HIV rates so high among straight black men?

A new study published in the journal Health Psychology set out to discover why there’s an over-representation of straight black males contracting HIV and how to better promote safe sex—and debunk the misconception that straight black men with HIV may secretly be gay.

Published
14 April 2015
From
Fusion
Newly adopted risk behaviours predict HIV infections in Portuguese gay men

Changes to an individual’s risk profile – including starting to have unprotected sex with a steady partner, a partner being diagnosed with HIV and having a new

Published
14 April 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Most HIV-positive gay men in European survey are on HIV treatment, though fewer in the east

The large EMIS survey of gay men living in Europe has found that over 70% of respondents with HIV are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). Of those who

Published
30 March 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Needle exchange Is allowed after HIV outbreak in an Indiana county

An outbreak of HIV in southeastern Indiana prompted the governor on Thursday to declare a public health emergency as officials worked to stop the spread of the virus that causes AIDS. The governor authorized a short-term exchange program that would provide drug users with access to sterile needles so that contaminated needles were less likely to be shared. Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, has long opposed such programs. But he said that the outbreak, which was first identified in late January, had reached epidemic proportions, justifying the action. “This is all hands on deck,” Mr. Pence said. “This is a very serious situation.”

Published
28 March 2015
From
New York Times
Online dating not just about ‘hooking up’ for Aussie gay and bisexual men

Use of the internet to meet partners has become so ubiquitous among gay men that comparisons between men who use online dating methods to meet partners and those who do not have become less meaningful.

Published
27 March 2015
From
Kirby Institute press release
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