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Treatment as prevention may not work in Africa without couples counselling

A study from Zambia has found that a programme of couples voluntary counselling and testing (CVCT), in which male/female couples are counselled together before testing for HIV

Published
2 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
Significantly less syphilis in female partners of circumcised men

A study presented today at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne found positive associations between voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and a reduced incidence

Published
21 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
What Not to Do If You Are Dating and HIV-Positive

There is one surefire way of turning every future love scenario into a bloodbath, no matter how much of a match the two of you may be, and that is being HIV-positive and desperate for a date.

Published
17 July 2014
From
Huffington Post
HIV prevention needs to support gay men to discuss HIV status and risk, especially in relationships

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Scotland rarely talk explicitly about HIV status with their sexual partners, but make sexual decisions based

Published
09 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Teenage banter about sexual infections is not a #fail

As a sexual health researcher, I’ve talked to young men and women aged between 16 and 24 about chlamydia. I've heard “banter” being used by (mostly) men as a way of dealing with awkward conversations about chlamydia - they were often embarrassed to talk about it, especially within mixed-sex groups in colleges.

Published
08 July 2014
From
The Conversation
'Remote control' contraceptive chip available 'by 2018'

A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts. The chip is implanted under a woman's skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone.

Published
08 July 2014
From
BBC
Herpes Drives Heterosexual Transmission of HIV in NYC

Infection with herpes simplex virus 2 is propelling significant increases in the prevalence of HIV among non-injecting drug users in New York City.

Published
04 July 2014
From
AIDSMeds
HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Might Lower Genital Herpes Risk, Too

A combination drug used to treat and prevent HIV — Truvada — may have an additional benefit: lowering the risk of a genital herpes infection, a new study suggests. Researchers found that African heterosexuals who were at risk of getting HIV from their partners were about 30 percent less likely to get infected with genital herpes if they took the drug tenofovir alone or with emtricitabine.

Published
01 July 2014
From
Health.com
Effective HIV/AIDS prevention treatment could be boosting other STDs in San Francisco

Pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS prevention treatments are so effective that condoms are becoming an afterthought for some sexually active gay men, according to local public-health officials.

Published
23 June 2014
From
San Francisco Examiner
US: Chlamydia Is Widespread and Often Goes Undiagnosed

Nearly half a million Americans may have the sexually transmitted infection chlamydia without knowing it.

Published
23 June 2014
From
AIDSMeds
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