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May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

World First Survey Uncovers Widespread Homophobia at UK Sports Events

May 10, 2015 — Spectator stands are the most likely sporting environment for homophobia to occur, a study concludes: 85 percent fear for the safety of gay people. Three out of four people have witnessed or ... read more

HIV Prevention Messages for High-Risk Groups Should Target Bars, Street Corners

Apr. 21, 2015 — Bars and street corners are ideal venues for broad dissemination of HIV prevention information among drug-using male sex workers and other at-risk populations, according to ... read more

Improved Sanitation May Reduce Sexual Violence in South African Townships

Apr. 29, 2015 — Improving access to public toilets in South African urban settlements may reduce both the incidence of sexual assaults by nearly 30 percent and the overall cost to ... read more

Improving the Effect of HIV Drugs by the Use of a Vaccine

Apr. 29, 2015 — A vaccine containing a protein necessary for virus replication can boost an HIV-infected patient's immune system, according to clinical research. This boost can result in increased effectiveness ... read more

As Circumcision Wounds Heal, HIV-Positive Men May Spread Virus to Female Partners: Uganda Study

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists report that a new study of HIV-infected men in Uganda has identified a temporary, but potentially troublesome unintended consequence of the procedure: a possible increased risk of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Most female service members who experience sexual assault are unlikely to seek post-assault health care, at least in the short term, suggests a new ... read more

HPV Vaccine Should Not Be Delayed

Apr. 27, 2015 — New research shows early benefits from the human papillomavirus vaccine in young girls. The HPV vaccine, which protects against four types of HPV shown to cause cervical cancer and anogenital warts, ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — A novel, subdermal implant delivering potent antiretroviral drugs shows extreme promise in stopping the spread of HIV, researchers report. Scientists say that they have developed a matchstick size ... read more

HIV Prevention and Risk Behaviors Follow Weekly Patterns

Apr. 27, 2015 — The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, such as prevention and testing, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends, ... read more

A Bad Buzz: Men With HIV Need Fewer Drinks to Feel Effects

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers compared the number of drinks that men with HIV infection, versus those without it, needed to get a buzz. They found that HIV-infected men were more sensitive to the effects of alcohol ... read more

Middle-Aged Congenital Heart Disease Survivors May Need Special Care

Apr. 20, 2015 — For the first time, the American Heart Association has made recommendations for treating people older than 40 with congenital heart disease. "People born with congenital heart disease are living ... read more

LGBT-Competent Physicians Are Scarce at US Academic Medical Practices, Study Finds

Apr. 20, 2015 — Only 9 percent of US academic medical practices have procedures for connecting patients to LGBT-competent physicians, and only 4 percent had policies for identifying those physicians. In addition, ... read more

Teaching Children in Schools About Sexual Abuse May Help Them Report Abuse

Apr. 16, 2015 — Children who are taught about preventing sexual abuse at school are more likely than others to tell an adult if they had, or were actually experiencing sexual abuse. However, the review's ... read more

Specific Cells in Female Reproductive Tract Display Susceptibility to HIV Infection

Apr. 9, 2015 — Some portions of the female reproductive tract are more likely to be infected by HIV, particularly the ectocervix compared to the endometrium, researchers have discovered. "We now want to ... read more

Sex Crimes More Common in Certain Families

Apr. 9, 2015 — Close relatives of men convicted of sexual offenses commit similar offenses themselves more frequently than comparison subjects. This is due to genetic factors rather than shared family environment, ... read more

New Study Reveals Mixed Picture on the Effectiveness of Viagra and Related Drugs

Apr. 7, 2015 — Viagra and other related drugs are not a universal ‘cure-all’ for impotence, according to a new study. Drugs, clinically known as oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i), have become the ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — By age 60, more than 50 percent of men in the United States suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition that leads to annoying changes in urinary flow. While medical therapy is usually the ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and ... read more

Research Aims to Reduce Health Care Disparities

Mar. 26, 2015 — The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) population has been largely understudied by the medical community. Researchers found that the LGBTQI ... read more

Spinal Surgery Diminishes Low Back Pain, Improves Sexual Function

Mar. 24, 2015 — Chronic low back pain can limit everyday activities, including sex. 70 percent of patients consider sexual activity "relevant" to their life quality, and patients who receive surgical ... read more

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