On May 15, the Illinois Senate and House passed bill HB4453, a measure aimed at developing a protocol to inform the sexual partners of prisoners infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that they may want to seek out STD testing.
Proposed law aims to increase STD testing among partners of inmates In-depth study examines sexual behaviors of bisexual individuals
Recently, a pair of researchers from Indiana University (IU) conducted a study in which they explored the health issues, behaviors and experiences of bisexual men and women.
Level of Th17 cells found crucial for controlling HIV
A study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine looks at how the monkey species, rhesus macaques, can be used as a good model for developing a new HIV vaccine or therapy target.
Nearly three-quarters of Spanish women use contraception for their first sexual encounter
A study published in the journal Health & Place, looked at the different factors that influenced whether women in Spain used contraception during their first sexual encounter.
Campaign aims to lower rates of STDs among seniors
The rising rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among senior citizens has been in the news quite a bit lately, as the finding came as a surprise to many people.
AIDS program linked to a drop in rates of infection
In 2003, President George W. Bush approved the implementation of a far-reaching, long-term foreign aid program to help curb the rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Africa.
IUD shown to be the most effective contraceptive
Recently, researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine determined that the intrauterine device (IUD) and hormonal implants may be among the most reliable methods of birth control.
Could breast milk hold the key to an HIV vaccine?
The rate of infants who contract HIV by breast-feeding from their infected mothers is surprisingly low at just 10 percent.
Conference aims to define novel ways to increase HIV testing
On May 23 and 24, the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research will host a conference in San Francisco.
Technique, skill may preserve men's sexual health following prostatectomy
Prostate cancer is second only to skin cancers for commonness in the U.S.
Clergy members may help curb HIV infections among African American community
The church has long been a mainstay in African American culture, acting as a community center as well as a place to practice religion.
Study shows that human "gaydar" is pretty accurate
A team of researchers from Cornell University and the University of Washington recently completed a study which may have implications for sexual health and gay rights, as it reveals that people are generally good at identifying whether a person is hetero- or homosexual just by looking at their face.
FDA committee approves use of at-home HIV tests in spite of criticism
On May 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Blood Products Advisory Committee voted to approve a brand of at-home HIV test for commercial use.
Supportive housing may improve lives of sex workers
A team of researchers developed a model to illustrate how providing safe housing for sex workers can help these individuals practice safer sex on the job.
Women with history of abuse are less likely to practice safer sex
Studies have shown that women who have experienced or witnessed some kind of violence in their lives are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, such as engaging in unprotected sex or having multiple sexual partners
School-based interventions may improve the rate of HPV vaccination
The safety and efficacy of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are relatively well-established, but problems remain in getting people to actually sit down for the shot.
Study: There's room for improvement in completion rates for HPV vaccine
In recent years, medical experts and organizations have been outspoken in their campaigns to increase the rate of vaccination for the human papillomavirus (HPV), a relatively widespread condition that increases the risk of cervical cancer.
Stem cell therapy for HIV may soon be tested on humans
A team of researchers at the University of California, Davis, have discovered that a therapy wherein the immune system is replaced with stem cells made from genes that are known to be resistant to HIV may be an effective cure for the virus.