Many people with HIV take highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in order to curb their risk of passing the virus on to a sexual partner.
Sexual Health news - March 2012
Antiretroviral therapy does not eliminate the risk of HIV transmission Researchers observe HIV superinfection for clues to an effective vaccine
HIV has been shown time and again to be a very tricky virus to understand.
Female condom program shown to be a success in Washington, D.C.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently released the results of an analysis on the efficacy of a female condom educational ...
Early treatment of HIV may improve long-term care
Scientists discovered that early treatment with combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) results in a delayed start of long-term HIV treatment.
Syphilis tests may save the lives of a million babies worldwide
It's estimated that about 2 million women worldwide are infected with syphilis while pregnant each year, and about half of them end up infecting their ...
Lymphoma drug may lead to HIV/AIDS treatment
Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, recently discovered that the oncology drug vorinostat – which is used to treat lymphoma – forces HIV out ...
Cannabis-like drug may slow the progression of AIDS
As the debate on whether medical marijuana should be legalized continues, researchers are discovering more benefits of this apparently therapeutic herb.
Researchers find that OB/GYNs may need to delve deeper into patients' sex lives
A team of scientists from the University of Chicago conducted a survey to determine whether obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) are performing thorough examinations on ...
Education may be the key to addressing teen sexting
Kids will be kids and, in these modern times, that unfortunately means sending the occasional sexually charged text message to a friend or romantic partner.
Task force revises guidelines for cervical cancer screening
The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently updated its recommendations for cervical cancer screening among women aged 21 to 65.
Syphilis rates in Utah have nearly doubled in recent years
The results of the Utah Healthy People 2010 report are in, and while the state scored high marks for breastfeeding and non-smoking, its rates of ...
Chlamydia testing needed for young women in the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report which indicates that there is a need for chlamydia testing among young women ...
Circumcision may promote prostate health
Studies and statistics have shown that men who have not been circumcised tend to have higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) than their counterparts ...
Physician education may be needed to ensure widespread HPV vaccination in males
Healthcare providers appear to be a step behind in implementing HPV vaccination guidelines, according to research from Boston University School of Medicine.
LA porn industry still in tug-of-war with organizations over condom law
The debate of whether pornography actors should use condoms during production flared up in Aug. 2011 when an actor was falsely diagnosed with HIV.
Could higher STD rates mean more people are getting tested?
When a city or region experiences a hike in rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), public officials sometimes panic and issue warnings to populations who ...
Researchers formulate rectal gel that may prevent the spread of HIV
The antiretroviral drug tenofovir has been shown in trials to be somewhat effective at preventing the transmission of HIV through vaginal intercourse.
Researchers working on a way to uncover HIV's protective mechanisms
As with many viruses, HIV is able to mutate itself once in the body in order to evade the immune system.
European conference aims to encourage HIV testing
HIV/AIDS researchers have been issuing recommendations for primary care providers (PCPs) to be on the lookout for patients who may be infected with the ...