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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Nixing Latex: Building the Perfect Condom With Hydrogel, Plant-Based Antioxidants

Nov. 23, 2015 — In 2014, there were about 36.9 million people living with HIV and about 2 million were infected. The virus, which causes AIDS, is commonly spread through sexual activity, and although antiretroviral ... read more

Teen Sex Talks With Parents, Especially Moms, Associated With Safer Sex

Nov. 2, 2015 — Risky sexual behavior among adolescents is a serious public health problem because of the risk of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. Now researchers reveal that talking about ... read more

HIV Care Could Save Lives and Billions of Dollars, Computer Model Predicts

Oct. 26, 2015 — A computer model predicts that strengthening a handful of efforts to keep people with HIV in lifetime care, along with more rigorous testing, would potentially avert a projected 752,000 new HIV ... read more

Outreach Increases Completion of HPV Vaccination Series by Adolescent Girls

Oct. 19, 2015 — A multicomponent outreach program increased completion of the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series that reduces the risk of cervical cancer caused by the virus, say ... read more

Better Communication About Sex Is Just as Effective as 'Female Viagra'

Oct. 19, 2015 — A hormone treatment with oxytocin improves the sexual experience of women suffering from sexual dysfunction. However, a control group that only received a placebo via a nasal spray, showed similar ... read more

Researchers Propose Novel Solution to HIV Prevention

Oct. 15, 2015 — Enemas are commonly used by men who have sex with men (MSM) and transwomen (TW) before sexual intercourse. But these groups are vulnerable to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) ... read more

Updated Pap Smear Test Guidelines Lead to Decreased STI Screening, Study Finds

Oct. 15, 2015 — Following the introduction of Cancer Care Ontario's 2012 cervical cancer screening guidelines, female patients were 50 per cent less likely to undergo screening for sexually transmitted ... read more

Alcohol and First Sexual Experience: Risks for Young Women

Oct. 15, 2015 — If a young woman's first sexual experience involves alcohol, she is more likely to be at risk for problems such as sexual assault, and this risk may persist in her future, new research ... read more

HIV Drugs Provide Added Benefit of Protecting Against Hepatitis B Virus

Oct. 12, 2015 — In a study involving 2,400 men who have sex with men who were also enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, researchers report that men with HIV who were treated effectively with HIV therapy ... read more

Sex Is More Likely on Days College Students Use Marijuana or Binge Drink

Oct. 7, 2015 — Undergraduate college students were more likely to have sex on days they used marijuana or binged on alcohol than on days they didn't, new research has ... read more

Gay, Bisexual Men Report Higher Rates of Indoor Tanning, Skin Cancer Than Heterosexual Men

Oct. 7, 2015 — Gay and bisexual men were up to six times more likely than heterosexual men to take part in indoor tanning, and twice as likely to report a history of skin cancer, according to a study. Conversely, ... read more

More Women May Have Option to Get IUD Minutes After Giving Birth

Oct. 6, 2015 — More women may have the option to get an intrauterine device or contraceptive implant immediately after delivering a baby, thanks to expanding Medicaid coverage around the United ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — A few years ago, a researcher assembled a team of scientists in Lima, Peru. The result of their work is the first study in that country to report human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in men who have ... read more

Unconscious Bias Among Physicians Results in Low Quality Care for LGBT, Disabled Patients

Oct. 5, 2015 — Physicians' unconscious attitudes toward LGBT and disabled populations may be partially responsible for poorer overall health observed in these communities. Primary care providers frequently ... read more

How Number of Sex Partners Differ by Height, Body Mass

Sep. 29, 2015 — New research shows that how many sex partners people have is relative to their height and body mass. The study focused on 60,058 heterosexual men and women asking each to indicate their height, ... read more

Primary Care-Based Addiction Treatment Lowers Substance Dependence in People With HIV

Sep. 29, 2015 — A program that integrates addiction treatment into primary care for patients with or at risk for HIV, has been shown to lower patients' substance dependence and encourage their engagement in ... read more

Will You Have Male or Female Offspring?

Sep. 22, 2015 — According to a well-known theory in evolutionary biology healthy females should give birth to more males than females. A study shows why this is not always ... read more

Sex Does Not Increase Heart Attack Risk, Study Suggests

Sep. 21, 2015 — Sex is rarely the cause of a heart attack, and most heart disease patients are safe to resume sexual activity after a heart attack, according to a new research. Researchers looked at 536 heart ... read more

Teenagers Who Become Pregnant at Higher Risk of Further Teen Pregnancies

Sep. 21, 2015 — Nearly a quarter of teenagers in England and Wales who have had an abortion have been pregnant before, according to new ... read more

Silicone Vaginal Rings Deliver Antiviral Drugs, Protect Women Against HIV

Sep. 21, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in developing a vaginal silicone ring that delivers molecules that act on both HIV and herpes ... read more

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