Navigation Links
Different HIV rates among gay men and straight people not fully explained by sexual behavior
Date:9/13/2007

Differences in sexual behaviours do not fully explain why the US HIV epidemic affects gay men so much more than straight men and women, claims research published ahead of print in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

In 2005, over half of new HIV infections diagnosed in the US were among gay men, and up to one in five gay men living in cities is thought to be HIV positive.

Yet two large population surveys showed that most gay men had similar numbers of unprotected sexual partners per year as straight men and women.

US researchers applied a series of carefully calculated equations in different scenarios to study the rate at which HIV infection has spread among gay men and straight men and women.

They used figures taken from two national surveys to estimate how many sex partners gay men and straight men and women have, and what proportion of gay men have insertive or receptive anal sex, or both.

They then set these figures against accepted estimates of how easily HIV is transmitted by vaginal and anal sex to calculate the size of the HIV epidemic in gay men and straight men and women.

The results showed that for the straight US population to experience an epidemic of HIV infection as great as that of gay men, they would need to average almost five unprotected sexual partners every year.

This is a rate almost three times that of gay men.

But to end the HIV epidemic, gay men would need to have rates of unprotected sex several times lower than those currently evident among the straight population. This is because transmission rates are higher for anal sex than they are for vaginal sex, say the authors.

But "role versatility," whereby people adopt both insertive and receptive roles, also plays a part, they add.

A gay man can be easily infected through unprotected receptive sex, and then infect someone else through insertive sex.

Gay men are therefore far more s
'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-020-738-36529
BMJ Specialty Journals
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Different Sun Rays, Different Damage
2. Heart Attack Symptoms Different in Women
3. The Cause Of Visual Problems Different From Race To Race
4. Different Drug May Help Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
5. Research shows that death may occur differently depending on the income level
6. Learning Just How Different We Are
7. Different Types Of Multiple Sclerosis May Be Treated Differently
8. Have You Ever Wondered How We Perceive Different Sounds?
9. Resident Physicians Need More Preparations To Treat Patients From Different Cultures
10. Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma Can Widely Infiltrate The Larynx
11. Children Are Indifferent To Obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2015)... VEGAS and LOS ANGELES, American Telemedicine Association 2015 ... vitaphone e-health solutions, a full-service telemedicine ... launch of its new platform, VITA health services ... The VITA health services platform enables remote patient ... such as congestive heart failure (CHF), diabetes, COPD, ...
(Date:5/3/2015)... 03, 2015 “ BolehVPN ” was featured ... features the latest and coolest technology products available to consumers. ... conducted the review and shared with viewers how to protect ... these days is on computers and even more so online. ... meet people all over the world. In terms of work, ...
(Date:5/3/2015)... Hanover, MA (PRWEB) May 03, 2015 It is ... 3rd Annual Brain Aneurysm Walk in Memory of Lissa Anne Been ... of Lissa organized this great family-friendly event to honor her loving ... since its inception. , Just having turned 37, Lissa suffered ... Lissa passed away on August 24, 2012. This event is designed ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 2015 Vancouver fencing company, QS Fencing, has ... advice to prospective clients related to their questions on railings ... railings around their decks and patios. While that seems like ... up once the person rolls up their sleeve to start ... railing in finding a gate that matches it. , Instead ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 2015 We are pleased to announce ... Center as one of the Top Workplaces of 2015. ... addiction treatment field for their ethics and standards of ... to continue their educational efforts. The Delray Recovery Center ... forgetting their purpose – to help individuals heal from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:vitaphone e-health solutions U.S. Announces VITA Health Services for Remote Chronic Disease Management 2Health News:vitaphone e-health solutions U.S. Announces VITA Health Services for Remote Chronic Disease Management 3Health News:A Method to Keep Private Information Secure was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation to Benefit from Arnold, Missouri’s 3rd Annual Brain Aneurysm Walk in Memory of Lissa Anne Been 2Health News:Professional Staff at QS Fencing Company Now Provides Advice on Railings and Gates 2Health News:The Delray Recovery Center Named 2015 Top Workplace 2
... rise in childhood obesity being blamed on the beverage ... substitute their sugary soft drinks// with low-calorie ... for a Healthier Generation. a joint initiative of the ... negotiated the plan with Cadbury Schweppes, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo ...
... have genetically modified mice in a study that would ... ,The research team was from the University of Texas ... results of the research were published in the journal Neuron. ... Pten in these mice.This gene has been known to be ...
... diagnostic tests for micro vascular cardiac disease on the lines ... be a good boost// to the researchers to develop novel ... afflict women much more than men. ,“Only in ... - a dysfunction of the heart’s small arteries - as ...
... food choices can play a crucial role in determining ... study // conducted by researchers at Boston University School ... The impact of this problem is more relevant in ... and healthy food is inadequate. ,‘What we ...
... competence of medical staff in the operating room, has ... and increased awareness regarding operating room safety. // Surprisingly, ... to teamwork. ,The survey, called the Safety ... questionnaire and applied to the health care environment. The ...
... sclerosis patients harbor immune cells that specifically overreact to ... mononucleosis. Although EBV has been suspected to play a ... had been largely unknown. ,Scientists think that ... with coordination and balance—is a result of the immune ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nutritious Beverages to be Sold in School 2Health News:Micro vascular Disease Enabled with a Superior Test, Courtesy: Women’s Heart Progra 2Health News:Nurses Outsmart Surgeons When It Comes Safety And Team Wok 2Health News:Nurses Outsmart Surgeons When It Comes Safety And Team Wok 3Health News:EBV Might Trigger Multiple Sclerosis, Study 2Health News:EBV Might Trigger Multiple Sclerosis, Study 3Health News:EBV Might Trigger Multiple Sclerosis, Study 4
(Date:5/1/2015)... 1, 2015 The breakthrough hepatitis C treatment, ... but manufacturer Gilead Sciences overcame initial market resistance through ... public relations campaigns. Sovaldi,s high cure rate, ... effects propelled the drug to $2.3 billion in sales ... quarter on the market. But Sovaldi,s price tag of ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Calif. , May 1, 2015 Hitachi ... the United States launch of the ExoComplete™ ... fast and easy system for exosome collection to mRNA ... for Extracellular Vesicles ("ISEV") Annual Meeting, April 23 – ... Both products are intended for research use only of ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... , May 01, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Asian Dermatology Devices Market by Type, by End User ... The Asian Dermatology Devices market is estimated to grow ... China holds a larger share in the ... Japan . The Asian Dermatology Devices market holds ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Study Examines Success Lessons of Sovaldi's and Harvoni's Blockbuster Launches 2New Products for Exosome Isolation to mRNA Purification 2Asian Dermatology Devices (Treatment & Diagnostic) Market by Type, by End User - Forecast to 2019 2Asian Dermatology Devices (Treatment & Diagnostic) Market by Type, by End User - Forecast to 2019 3
... , WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 11 ... (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced results from ... trials were presented at the 32nd Annual San ... these studies evaluated Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets in combination ...
... , , , LONDON and ... women with an aggressive form of breast cancer experienced a ... combination of TYKERB® (lapatinib) plus HERCEPTIN® (trastuzumab). The results of ... presented during the 32nd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nexavar in Combination With Chemotherapy Demonstrates Activity in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer in Two Phase 2 Studies 2Nexavar in Combination With Chemotherapy Demonstrates Activity in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer in Two Phase 2 Studies 3Nexavar in Combination With Chemotherapy Demonstrates Activity in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer in Two Phase 2 Studies 4Nexavar in Combination With Chemotherapy Demonstrates Activity in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer in Two Phase 2 Studies 5Nexavar in Combination With Chemotherapy Demonstrates Activity in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer in Two Phase 2 Studies 6Nexavar in Combination With Chemotherapy Demonstrates Activity in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer in Two Phase 2 Studies 7GSK Study Showed Targeted Therapy Combination Achieved 14 Month Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer 2GSK Study Showed Targeted Therapy Combination Achieved 14 Month Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer 3GSK Study Showed Targeted Therapy Combination Achieved 14 Month Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer 4GSK Study Showed Targeted Therapy Combination Achieved 14 Month Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer 5GSK Study Showed Targeted Therapy Combination Achieved 14 Month Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer 6
Shandon Laser MicroWriter is a laser labeling system developed specifically for anatomical pathology....
Eberbach's 2800 Series Micro Slide Cabinets provide safe, short-term and long-term, storage of prepared slides which can easily be indexed for retrieval. Cabinets are available in (2) two styles, a U...
Compact storage cabinets for 35 mm slides....
Fisherbrand* Micro Slide Cabinet is made of heavy gauge, reinforced steel....
Medicine Products: