Palabra clave ‘HIV prevention’

Large gaps in the HIV prevention evidence base

viernes, julio 15th, 2011

An analysis of research that is relevant to HIV prevention in the United Kingdom has identified several important topics on which little research is done. Writing in the journal BMC Public Health, the authors point to the lack of studies into combination prevention packages, individuals with undiagnosed infection, the impact of social policy and the implementation of interventions that have been successful in other countries. It is rare for the impact of mass media campaigns to be evaluated.


Taking An Adolescent’s Sexual History

jueves, julio 14th, 2011

Each year in the United States, there are about 19 million new STDs, almost half of which are in younger people, ages 15-24. Research suggests that as many as 1 in 4 teens may have an STD. Many of these infections are asymptomatic, yet some can cause serious health consequences, including infertility, if left untreated.


Anal sex HIV risk misunderstood among heterosexuals

martes, junio 21st, 2011

Vaginal sex, thigh sex, even armpit sex – people have sex in lots of ways, but in heterosexual anal sex, HIV prevention programming is silent about the high risk of infection that goes with it, and people may have mistaken this silence for safety.


Female condom side-effects exaggerated

martes, junio 7th, 2011

FOURTEEN years after the female condom was introduced in Zimbabwe, the device remains unpopular among women despite its celebrated advantages.


HIV/AIDS: Young people at highest risk of HIV infection

miércoles, mayo 25th, 2011

That young people are particularly vulnerable to HIV and AIDS is well established, but a new report reveals for the first time new data on HIV prevalence in this group, which accounts for almost half of new adult infections globally.


HIV/AIDS: ARVs as prevention must move quickly “from science to action”

martes, mayo 17th, 2011

A landmark study showing major reductions in HIV transmission among discordant couples due to early treatment may fail to have a significant impact on HIV prevention unless governments and donors are willing to turn the science into action, HIV advocates say.


Uganda: Male circumcision gains popularity

jueves, mayo 12th, 2011

MEDICAL male circumcision is gaining strength as a preventive measure against HIV/AIDS transmission.


Preventing HIV with social media and mobile phones

viernes, mayo 6th, 2011

With more than 7 000 people newly infected with HIV everyday and 1 000 of these new infections occurring in South Africa, Stellenbosch University just outside Cape Town, was the ideal setting of a high level panel discussion on how social media and mobile technology has been and can be leveraged to prevent new HIV infections.


The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

lunes, abril 25th, 2011

Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the development of effective HIV prevention programs for persons with high-risk sexual behaviors.


Female post-coital gel promises to block HIV

viernes, abril 15th, 2011

In the Kingdom of Swaziland where condom use is unpopular, a post-coital gel may safeguard women against HIV infection.