The 2011 Breakthrough of the Year.
HIV study given accolades by medical journal Behavioral interventions shown to have positive, long-term effects
It's often been said that a key to preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as AIDS/HIV, is education. In a
Sexual solicitation of youth on the internet has declined
Many parents worry about allowing their children to freely go online out of fear that they may be targeted by sexual predators.
HPV vaccine doesn't result in more teen sex, study finds
In the ongoing debate about Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination some opponents say that it may cause other health problems in young people, while others claim that the vaccination may make youngsters more prone to early sexual activity.
Information for teens on sexual health is available at the stroke of a keypad
Teenagers sometimes have questions about sexual health issues that they are too embarrassed to bring up with their parents or teachers.
Clinical trial on duel action contraceptive and HIV-preventing device to begin soon
In January, researchers at the University of Zimbabwe and the University of California, San Francisco will begin clinical trials in January to determine the efficacy of a cervical barrier meant to prevent unwanted pregnancy and HIV transmission.
Study: HPV vaccine does not appear to induce risky behavior
A recent survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that HPV vaccination among teenage girls does not increase their chances of having unprotected sex.
Clinicians may need to pay more attention to teen boys' sexual health
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center conducted two studies which reveal that teen boys may need as much attention as their female counterparts when it comes to screening and education on sexual health, the Johns Hopkins University Gazette reports.
STD rates in the over-50 crowd are increasing
A recent report in the journal MEDSURG Nursing reports that people who are 50 and older are becoming infected with HIV/AIDS, herpes, syphilis, human papillomavirus and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) at an increasing rate.
Drinking may keep a person from practicing safer sex
Risky sexual behavior has long been associated with drinking, especially heavy drinking.
Arizona State University removes condom vending machines from dormitory
The condom dispensers located at Arizona State University's Taylor Place dormitory were a helpful resource for students who wanted to practice safer sex on a whim. Now, those vending machines are gone.
Men with gonorrhea smell bad to women
It's been said that scent plays a big part in human attraction.
Binge drinking in college may lead to sexual assault
A new study conducted at the University of Buffalo suggests that females who increase the amount of alcohol they consume to levels that are considered binge drinking once they become college freshmen may be at an increased risk of sexual assault.
Optimal use of PrEP may reduce chances of drug resistance
One concern that the medical community has regarding widespread use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to prevent HIV infection is that the medication may potentially lead to resistance of the drug.