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”.
Palabra clave ‘sexual behaviour’
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….‘.
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.