Archivos de la categoría ‘English’

Gay men having unprotected sex think that having HIV is still a big deal, but that it’s now harder to transmit

martes, enero 24th, 2012

A study of Australian gay men examining unprotected sex and the beliefs that are associated with it has found that the concept of ‘treatments optimism’ needs to be unpacked. While some men do think that having HIV is less serious than it used to be, there is more of an association between unprotected sex and men believing that treatments have made HIV-positive people less infectious.


Alcohol increases desire for sex without condoms: systematic review

sábado, enero 14th, 2012

Alcohol consumption has an impact on the intention of individuals to have unprotected sex, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal “Addiction”.


12% Nigerian secondary school students practise ‘anal sex’

viernes, enero 13th, 2012

According Morenike Ukpong, the coordinator of the New Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society, a Lagos-based NGO, not less than 12% of public secondary school students in Nigeria practice anal sex while 12.1 per cent of university students and 15.2 per cent adolescents in northern Nigeria engage in the act.
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Some things are just damndiculous. How did they arrive at these figures?


Podcast on sexual risk in young people

jueves, enero 5th, 2012

Have you wondered why HIV prevalence is so high among young people, particularly young women, in southern Africa? If you have thought that sexual behaviour may account for the fact that young South African women are more than 10 times as likely to have HIV as their worldwide counterparts, you may want to think again. Listen to the third podcast based on the lead article in HIV This Week Issue 95 entitled ‘A Tale of Two Countries….‘.


Climate change and AIDS activists urged to join forces

viernes, diciembre 9th, 2011

The people of sub-Saharan Africa, already bearing the brunt of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, are also likely to be worst hit by the effects of climate change, but until now AIDS and climate change experts and activists have largely remained in separate camps.


Un videojuego para evitar embarazos no deseados

sábado, octubre 22nd, 2011

Frenar el avance del esperma usando alguna de las numerosas armas de arsenal anticonceptivo. Ese es el objetivo del videojuego ‘Birth Control Brigade'(La Brigada contraceptiva), una iniciativa de la Sociedad Canadiense de Ginecología y Obstetricia que, de una forma divertida, pretende difundir las distintas opciones de contracepción hormonal que están disponibles.


Expanding HIV Treatment for Discordant Couples Could Significantly Reduce Global HIV Epidemic

viernes, octubre 21st, 2011

A new study uses a mathematical model to predict the potential impact of expanding treatment to discordant couples on controlling the global HIV epidemic– in these couples one partner has HIV infection and the other does not. The research conducted at ICAP at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) is the first to predict the effect of the expansion of such treatment in couples on the HIV epidemic in certain African countries.


Contraceptive Used in Africa May Double Risk of H.I.V.

martes, octubre 11th, 2011

The most popular contraceptive for women in eastern and southern Africa, a hormone shot given every three months, appears to double the risk the women will become infected with H.I.V., according to a large study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on 4 October 2011. And when it is used by H.I.V.-positive women, their male partners are twice as likely to become infected than if the women had used no contraception.

Fuente: The New York Times


Hormonal contraceptive use increases women’s risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV

lunes, julio 25th, 2011

A two-year, seven-country study has concluded that women using hormonal contraceptives, particularly injectable forms, are at a greater risk both of acquiring HIV themselves and of passing it on to a male sexual partner. Presenting the results to the International AIDS Society conference in Rome yesterday, Renee Heffron of the University of Washington said that strategies are needed to improve access to and uptake of lower-dose contraceptives and non-hormonal methods – such as IUDs, implants, patches or combination injectables.


New Math in HIV Fight

sábado, julio 23rd, 2011

Statistical Method Evolves From Physics to Wall Street to Battle Against AIDS, Scientists using a powerful mathematical tool previously applied to the stock market have identified an Achilles heel in HIV that could be a prime target for AIDS vaccines or drugs.