Palabra clave ‘HIV’

Así eliminó Tailandia la transmisión materno infantil del VIH

lunes, agosto 21st, 2017

El país asiático ha bajado la tasa de contagio de madre a hijo del 40% en los noventa al 1,9% en 2015 y es ejemplo mundial

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Let’s talk about sex

jueves, agosto 23rd, 2012

Something essential has faded from discussion of the world’s most lethal sexually transmitted epidemic: Sex.

That’s a shame. Only by understanding how illness spreads can the world hope to prevent it. It’s not possible to understand how HIV spreads — why in some places one in four adults have the virus, and in others one in a thousand do — without understanding how variations in sexual behavior inhibit or accelerate its path through societies.

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Good news, bad news about teen sex behavior and HIV

martes, agosto 21st, 2012

Dramatically fewer black high school students are taking part in sexual behavior that puts them at risk for contracting HIV than they were 20 years ago. However, those students still engage in more risky behavior than their white and Hispanic counterparts.

Meanwhile, teens overall continue to engage in risky behaviors at rates that have declined only slightly over the past two decades, according to an analysis released Tuesday by U.S. government researchers.

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Romance in Digital Age: Casual Sex Is Having Unintended Results for More Young Adults

viernes, febrero 10th, 2012

The number of college-age students getting STDs is rising, with about 36,000 Floridians in their early 20s having contracted chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis in 2010.That amounted to about 3 percent of the age group. New HIV case numbers also have risen over the past decade, though not as much as STDs.

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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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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….‘.

 

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.

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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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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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HIV treatment in prevention – different methods aren’t in competition

jueves, julio 21st, 2011

Policy makers need to think how the use of antiretroviral therapy, PrEP and microbicides can be used in an HIV prevention package, delegates to the Rome conference have been told.

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