Sexual Health News
October 4, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 7:28am EDT

More Sexual Health News
October 4, 2015

Upward Trend in Hepatitis C Infection Rates Among HIV-Positive MSM

Sep. 10, 2015 — A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies characterizing the incidence of the sexual transmission of HCV among HIV-positive MSM has been conducted by researchers. The high reinfection rates ... read more

First Belgian Study to Test Use of Preventive HIV Medication

Sep. 9, 2015 — The first Belgian research project to test the applicability of preventive HIV medication among gay men as an additional tool of the Belgian prevention strategy is underway. The researchers hope that ... read more

Study Proves Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Is Effective at Preventing HIV in High-Risk Gay Men

Sep. 9, 2015 — The Lancet today publishes the results of the PROUD study, which shows giving daily HIV medication to gay men who are HIV negative yet at high risk of becoming HIV positive is highly effective at ... read more

Bisexual and Questioning Women Have Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

Sep. 2, 2015 — Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new ... read more

HIV Testing Among Older Adults Is Declining, Despite CDC Recommendation

Aug. 26, 2015 — In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that most doctors should automatically screen all their patients, including older adults, for HIV even if they don't exhibit ... read more

Study Documents Extent of Unexpected Sexual Consequences for Young Women Who Drink Alcohol

Aug. 20, 2015 — In-depth interviews of 20 young women attending an urban sexually transmitted disease clinic have documented a variety of unexpected, unintended sexual encounters linked to their alcohol use before ... read more

Women Choose Contraception Based on Relationships Not Just Pregnancy Desires

Aug. 18, 2015 — Women's contraceptive choices are more often driven by current relationships and sexual activity than by long-term pregnancy intentions, according to ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — There may be two new ways to fight AIDS -- using a heat shock protein or a small molecule -- to attack fibrils in semen associated with HIV during the initial phases of infection. HIV is most ... read more

Study Suggests Ontario Nearing UN Targets to Help End AIDS Epidemic

Aug. 13, 2015 — A new study suggests Ontario is nearing ambitious United Nations targets for ending the AIDS epidemics. By 2020, 90 per cent of all people living with HIV should know their HIV status, 90 per cent of ... read more

Research Advances Potential for Test and Vaccine for Genital and Oral Herpes

Aug. 11, 2015 — Findings from a pair of new studies could speed up the development of a universally accurate diagnostic test for human herpes simplex viruses, according to researchers. The work may also lead to the ... read more

Abusive Men Put Female Partners at Greater Sexual Risk, Study Finds

Aug. 6, 2015 — Men who were physically and sexually abusive to women were more likely than non-abusive men to engage in behaviors that exposed them and their partners to sexually transmitted ... read more

Opioid Use and Sexual Violence Among Drug-Using Young Adults in NYC

Aug. 4, 2015 — New research seeks to identify the potential role of drug use in increasing risk of sexual violence among young adult opioid users in New York City, and to identify the specific social and contextual ... read more

American Report Highlights Priorities to Help States Achieve National HIV/AIDS Strategy Goals

July 30, 2015 — A set of recommendations has been released by experts for how states across the US can improve HIV prevention and care outcomes in an effort to achieve the goals identified within the National ... read more

July 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a smartphone test for chlamydia that can detect the disease with high accuracy, which could reduce the prevalence of this sexually transmitted disease (STD) by making ... read more

Cancer Healthcare Disparities Exist in LGBTQ Community, Say Researchers

July 28, 2015 — The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community is a growing and medically-underserved minority population in the United States, with 3 to 12 percent of the ... read more

Screening in Pregnancy Key to Eliminating Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

July 22, 2015 — Canada has almost eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission, known as vertical transmission, in recent years by ensuring that all women have the opportunity to be screened for HIV in pregnancy and ... read more

Comprehensive Global Prevention Can End HIV/AIDS Pandemic, Experts Say

July 21, 2015 — Although much progress has been made in combating the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, to halt new infections and end the pandemic, a combination of non-vaccine and vaccine prevention modalities will be ... read more

HIV Control Through Treatment Durably Prevents Heterosexual Transmission of Virus

July 20, 2015 — Antiretroviral treatment that consistently suppresses HIV is highly effective at preventing sexual transmission of the virus in heterosexual couples where one person is HIV-infected and the other is ... read more

Sustained Benefit of Early Antiretroviral Therapy

July 20, 2015 — Antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection provides lasting protection against the sexual transmission of the virus from infected men and women to their HIV-uninfected sexual partners, investigators ... read more

Cholesterol Metabolism in Immune Cells Linked to HIV Progression

July 17, 2015 — Lower levels of cholesterol in certain immune cells -- a result of enhanced cholesterol metabolism within those cells -- may help explain why some HIV-infected people are able to naturally control ... read more

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015