The G-spot – a female erogenous zone thought to be located deep inside the vagina – has long been suspected to be a myth.
Scientist locates the G-spot Antiretroviral drugs may prevent HIV transmission through breastfeeding
Several studies have shown that antiretroviral therapy can be effective at prolonging the life of an HIV-positive individual and preventing transmission of the virus.
Poverty has a negative impact on HIV treatment
A study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, determined that simply providing antiretroviral medication to homeless or unstably housed men who are HIV positive isn't enough to ensure adherence, and therefore effectiveness, of the drugs.
Computer questionnaires may help identify teens in need of STD testing
Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine conducted a study to determine whether a computerized questionnaire can help improve the rates of sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing.
Study: Preventive HIV drugs may be cost-effective
The use of the combination drug tenofovir-emtricitabine, marketed commercially under the name Truvada, has been shown to be effective when used as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection.
Common antibiotic may affect sperm quality for patient and offspring
Public health issues relating to the overuse of antibiotics to cure relatively simple infections have mainly revolved around the medication's ability to cause drug resistance.
Webinar on STD treatment guidelines for MSM set for June 7
One demographic in the U.S. in particular has been experiencing disproportionate hikes in rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): men who have sex with men (MSM).
CDC uses Twitter to spread messages about safer sex
It's pretty common for people to browse social media websites like Twitter for the latest in news, fashion and gossip, but what about information on safer sex and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
Violence Against Women Act is up for renewal this year
This year, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) will be eligible for renewal by Congress and the Senate for the third time since its inception in 1994.
Usability of vaginal microbicide for HIV may predict effectiveness
Even the most effective prophylaxis in the world won't make a dent in the rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) if no one uses them.
Saliva test may make HIV testing easier in some populations
Two major factors that contribute to a lack of HIV diagnoses are the embarrassment people feel when going in for testing and a shortage of medical centers in high-risk regions.
Education on safer sex shown to be effective among drug users
Drug users generally have an increased risk of becoming infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD), because an altered state of mind sometimes leads to bad decision-making.
Sexual abuse may lead to risky future behavior for boys
Researchers at the University of British Columbia recently conducted a study which suggests that boys who are the victims of sexual abuse may be five times more likely to be involved in teen pregnancy when compared to their counterparts who had not experienced such traumatic events.
Meeting partners on Craigslist is linked to rise in STDs
Today, not many people post personal ads in their local newspaper.
Study: Parental support leads to better health for gay, bisexual children
Researchers at Boston University School of Public Health recently conducted a study in which they determined that individuals who receive emotional support from their parents upon coming out with the news that they are gay or bisexual have fewer health problems later in life.
April is STD Awareness Month
Springtime is here, and that means high school and college students are gearing up for a summer full of fun and relaxation.
Researchers find mechanism behind HIV vaccines efficacy
In 2009, a study on 16,000 Thai adults that was funded by the National Institutes of Health revealed that an HIV vaccine known as RV144 was partially effective in preventing the transmission of the notoriously hard-to-treat virus.
The majority of senior males are sexually active
Some people don't like discussing sexual health of the elderly. However, skirting the issue may be a factor that has lead to the current rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among the 65-and-older age group.
New study suggests that HPV vaccination may be useful for people up to age 45
Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for girls and women aged 11 to 26 in order to reduce rates of cervical cancer.