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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Preventing HIV in Transgender People

July 20, 2016 — Programs to reduce the high risk of HIV infection among transgender people are urgently needed -- but efforts are hindered by a lack of accurate information on HIV prevalence, HIV incidence, and ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Testosterone plays a major role in controlling behavior associated with masculinity in many mammals. In early development, testosterone is involved in the formation and organization of ... read more

New Evidence on Why Young Women in South Africa Are at High Risk of HIV Infection

July 18, 2016 — New evidence is shedding new light on why young women in South Africa have high rates of HIV ... read more

HIV Vaccine Research Requires Unprecedented Path, Expert Suggests

July 12, 2016 — Because the body does not readily make an adequate immune response to HIV infection, creating a preventive HIV vaccine remains a formidable challenge for researchers. To succeed in this endeavor, ... read more

Media Not the Scapegoat When It Comes to Teen Sex

June 30, 2016 — Parents and society shouldn't shift the blame for young people's sexual behavior on what teens supposedly see and read in the media about intimate encounters. So says a researcher who led a ... read more

Why Some Bisexual Men Stay in the Closet

June 9, 2016 — Research examined the reasons why men who have had sex with both men and women choose not to disclose their sexual orientation -- particularly to their wives and girlfriends. Results show that men ... read more

More Than 75 Percent of STD-Negative Patients Receive Antibiotics

June 9, 2016 — A study of emergency department patients with symptoms of gonorrhea or chlamydia found that three in four patients who were treated with antibiotics actually tested negative for these sexually ... read more

Constipated? Study Finds Surprising Cause

June 8, 2016 — A new study has shown a surprising link between constipation and herpes infection. The finding advances the science on herpes, and could help patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases with no ... read more

Sexual Transmission of Ebola Likely to Impact Course of Outbreaks

June 7, 2016 — Sexual transmission of the Ebola virus could have a major impact on the dynamics of the disease, potentially reigniting an outbreak that has been contained by public health interventions, according ... read more

Screening for Syphilis Recommended for Persons at Increased Risk of Infection

June 7, 2016 — New research has found convincing evidence that screening for syphilis infection in asymptomatic, nonpregnant persons at increased risk for infection provides substantial ... read more

Attitudes Toward Women Key in Higher Rates of Sexual Assault by Athletes, Study Finds

June 2, 2016 — An online study of male undergraduates shows that more than half of study participants on intercollegiate and recreational athletic teams -- and more than a third of non-athletes -- reported engaging ... read more

Europe Sees Constant Increase in Gonorrhea Infections

May 31, 2016 — Since 2008, the overall rate of reported gonorrhea infections has more than doubled across Europe, going up from 8 per 100,000 population to 20 cases per 100,000 persons in ... read more

Underestimated Burden: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Impair Sexuality

May 29, 2016 — Neurological disorders can impair sexuality on a much more massive scale than frequently assumed, leaving loss of desire, erection problems and infertility in their wake. Both men and women are ... read more

Mothers' Parenting Stress Impacts Both Parents' Sexual Satisfaction

May 26, 2016 — First-time parents are only somewhat satisfied with their sex lives according to health researchers who checked in with parents regularly after their baby was born. And one factor that appears to be ... read more

DIY Sampling Kits Accessed Through Gay Men's Social Media Unearth New HIV Cases

May 24, 2016 — Offering DIY sampling kits for HIV using online dating apps and social media targeting gay men, successfully unearths previously undiagnosed cases of the infection, reveals an evaluation of the first ... read more

Low to Moderate Risk of Locally Transmitted Cases of Zika in Parts of Europe

May 24, 2016 — ECDC has updated its rapid risk assessment on the Zika epidemic that continues to evolve in the Americas and the ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Scientists have solved a puzzle of the immune system -- how antibodies enter the nervous system to control viral infections. Their finding may have implications for the prevention and treatment of a ... read more

May 18, 2016 — New data released in ECDC's Annual Epidemiological report show that since 2010, the overall syphilis rates have been going up across Europe, particularly among men. In 2014, the reported ... read more

HIV Testing During Early Infection May Reduce New Cases in High-Risk Communities

May 12, 2016 — Detecting HIV earlier, through screening programs that can identify the virus shortly after infection, may lead to lower rates of HIV transmission in local epidemics, suggest findings from a new ... read more

A Brief History of Syphilis Points to a Neglected Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa

May 11, 2016 — It is known that syphilis rates have varied much between different countries and populations over the past 100 years. A new study collates a history of the disease and finds that while rates dropped ... read more

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