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.
Palabra clave ‘HIV infection’
Gay men having unprotected sex think that having HIV is still a big deal, but that it’s now harder to transmitMartes, enero 24th, 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.
Some things are just damndiculous. How did they arrive at these figures?
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.
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
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.
Thirty years since the first report of the disease we now know as AIDS, scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, continue advancing toward our goal of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection. I am optimistic that we will succeed.