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Drug use strongly associated with sex, condomless sex and STIs in gay men living with HIV in England

A large survey of gay and bisexual men living with HIV and attending eight sexual health clinics in England has found that half of them had used

Published
16 September 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Leading parliamentarians support HPV vaccination for boys

Six leading parliamentarians have today declared their support for vaccinating boys against HPV infection. Their joint statement said: "In our view, all adolescent boys should be offered the vaccine."

Published
09 September 2014
From
HPV Action
Couples-based intervention has impact on HCV incidence and risky sexual behaviour among drug-involved couples in Kazakhstan

A couples-based risk reduction intervention reduced hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence and levels of sexual risk-taking among drug-involved couples, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal

Published
01 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
Young people with HIV respond well to human papillomavirus vaccine

The quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine worked as well for teens and young adults living with HIV as it did for their HIV-negative counterparts, according to study

Published
29 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
HIV is increasing in gay men in London because of lack of testing, comparative study finds

A study presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne today compared the HIV epidemics in gay men in San Francisco, US and London,

Published
24 July 2014
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
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
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
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