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HPV Vaccination 'Should Be Given To Boys'

Thousands of lives could be saved in Britain each year if boys are given the same vaccination that protects girls from developing cervical cancer. Campaigners say the jab - which 12 and 13-year-old girls get to immunise them against Human Papilloma Virus - would be "hugely beneficial" to boys as well. They say the £24m-a-year cost of immunising boys would save "a colossal amount further down the health chain".

Published
05 February 2014
From
Sky News
Cancer is a growing concern among people with HIV

People with HIV continue to experience higher rates of both AIDS-defining and non-AIDS cancers in the era of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a report in the February 20, 2014, issue of AIDS.

Published
05 February 2014
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
Happy people, safer sex

In a new study, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health report that HIV-positive men whose moods improved in a given week were more likely to have safe sex than they would in a normal week. In weeks where moods were worse than usual, they were more likely to have unprotected sex. Results appear online in the journal Health Psychology.

Published
04 February 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
HIV increases fracture risk, say Danes

HIV infection increases the risk of fractures, Danish investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The case controlled study used data

Published
04 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
HPV vaccine 'does not lead to risky sexual behavior in teens'

Some parents might worry that the human papillomavirus vaccine could lead to more sex or more unsafe sex in teenagers and young people. However, a new study conducted by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio and published in the Pediatrics journal finds that these concerns are unwarranted.

Published
04 February 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
US HIV+ MSM have higher stroke rate - Framingham score too low

Ten-year stroke rate was almost 2 times higher in HIV-positive US men who have sex with men (MSM) than in HIV-negative MSM, and the Framingham Risk Score underestimated stroke risk in men with HIV.

Published
03 February 2014
From
International AIDS Society
We urge WHO to act on cytomegalovirus retinitis

Treatment with a simple pill, valganciclovir, is realistic in every setting. Unfortunately, with no mention of cytomegalovirus retinitis by WHO and no WHO guidelines on cytomegalovirus treatment, there has been little attention to treatment in national programmes.

Published
31 January 2014
From
Lancet Global Health
Gay and bisexual men in UK warned of Shigella outbreak

Gay and bisexual men in the UK are being targeted with a new health information campaign warning them about a serious gut infection. The joint Public

Published
30 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
Booster Shots Needed for People with HIV?

Previous research indicates people with HIV have a reduced immune response to most vaccines, but how does immune response hold up over time—and what are the implications for re-vaccinating with “booster shots”?

Published
26 January 2014
From
BETA blog
Viral microRNAs responsible for causing Kaposi's sarcoma, an AIDS-related cancer

For the first time, scientists and engineers have identified a critical cancer-causing component in the virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma, the most common cancer among HIV-infected people. The discovery lays the foundation for developing drugs that prevent Kaposi's sarcoma and other related cancers.

Published
16 January 2014
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