Palabra clave ‘AIDS’

Estigma y discriminación por VIH/SIDA: perspectiva de los trabajadores del sector salud y un grupo de personas que vive con la infección, Medellín, Colombia, 2015

Lunes, junio 19th, 2017

Teniendo en cuenta la delicadeza que se precisa al momento de hablar de una temática tan importante y a la ves tan enmascarada en nuestro país, es de esperar que se presenten comportamientos discriminatorios hacia la población con VIH/SIDA, dada la poca educación que se recibe con respecto a esta temática, sumado a una negligencia por parte parte del Estado y  un miedo intenso al contagio.

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¿Por qué la PPrE y los microbicidas no funcionan para las mujeres africanas?

Martes, abril 9th, 2013

El fracaso de uno de los ensayos de mayor tamaño jamás realizados en el que se probaron varios métodos preventivos del VIH basados en el uso de fármacos ha suscitado dudas sobre el modo de transformar los microbicidas vaginales y la profilaxis preexposición (PPrE) oral en métodos que las personas, y en especial las mujeres jóvenes, puedan usar realmente.

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My Life On PrEP: How I Learned To Stop Worrying, And Start Taking The Pill

Miércoles, octubre 31st, 2012

Over the past three years, I’ve noticed something about my sex life. For a host of reasons that this column will be exploring, I’d all but stopped using condoms. This set-in most clearly during a recent out-of-town trip when a guy who’s Manhunt profile lectured others about “wrapping it up” spit on my hole, shoved it in, and fucked me raw. I was absolutely ecstatic. In that moment – caught off-guard by expectations and overcome with pleasure – I realized just how much my desires had changed.

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Uganda’s glory in the fight against HIV is falling

Viernes, mayo 4th, 2012

In the 1990s, Uganda was globally seen as the African role model in the fight against AIDS. But, as recently released figures from the Uganda Aids Indicator 2011 show, it is currently the only country in East-Africa where HIV infections are on the rise. What is happening?Uganda received worldwide praise in the late 1990s when it managed to lower HIV infection rates from around 15 to 6 percent. But as the recently released figures from the Uganda Aids Indicator 2011 show, the HIV prevalence rate in Uganda increased from 6.4 percent to 6.7 percent last year and over 500,000 more Ugandans became infected with the virus over the past five years. Surprisingly, an estimated 43 percent of those new infections occur among people engaged in monogamous heterosexual relationships. It is not the young or the poor, but the married couples in urban areas who are most at risk.

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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”.

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Sex Education Gets Directly to Youths, via Text

Martes, enero 10th, 2012

While heading to class last year, Stephanie Cisneros, a Denver-area high school junior, was arguing with a friend about ways that sexually transmitted diseases might be passed along. Ms. Cisneros knew she could resolve the dispute in class — but not by raising her hand. While her biology teacher lectured about fruit flies, Ms. Cisneros hid her phone underneath her lab table and typed a message to ICYC (In Case You’re Curious), a text-chat program run by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.

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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

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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.

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UNAIDS and WHO hail new results showing that a once-daily pill for HIV-negative people can prevent them from acquiring HIV

Viernes, julio 22nd, 2011

Results announced today from two studies reveal that a daily antiretroviral tablet taken by people who do not have HIV infection can reduce their risk of acquiring HIV by up to 73%. Both daily tenofovir and daily tenofovir/emtricitabine taken as preventive medicine (PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis) can prevent heterosexual transmission of HIV from men to women and from women to men.

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Positively False – Birth of a Heresy

Martes, julio 12th, 2011

Positively False – Birth of a Heresy traces the challenge over the past 25 years to the scientific orthodoxy which maintains that HIV is the cause of AIDS. Joan Shenton reaches back to 1987 through her extensive archive of broadcast and non-broadcast video material and combines it with current footage.

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