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Cutting-edge amfAR grants fight HIV/AIDS in the lab and on the phone

... an important source of HIV transmission in China, especially since condom usage rates are low. Dr. Liu will design and test an education and ... before and after the intervention to measure changes in behaviors such as condom use. Willi McFarland, M.D. STOP AIDS Project, San Francisco, CA ...

Male contraception: One door opens, another closes

... for technologies at Seattle-based nonprofit PATH, points to the female condom as an example. "We got funding to design a great female condom that men and women like much better than what's out there," he says. "But ...

Circumcision: A proven strategy to prevent HIV

... find that the circumcised men in our study did not increase their risk behaviors after circumcision. In fact, all men in the trial increased their condom use and reduced their number of sexual partners." The authors conclude that circumcision will be most effective if it is integrated with other ...

Common parasitic infection leads to increased risk for HIV infection

... for acquiring HIV than a woman without trichomoniasis, after adjusting for other differences between the women such as differences in the rates of condom use, number of sex partners, etc." said McClelland. The study pointed to several reasons why vaginal trichomoniasis could possibly lead to an ...

Did 'ABCs' cause Uganda's fall in HIV rates?

... "ABC" approach to HIV prevention continues to be mired in controversy, partly because of its focus on abstinence-only sex education programs over condom promotion, a focus that pits political and religious conservatives against their liberal counterparts. Nevertheless, the ABC approach is sometimes ...

Knowledge of infection may prevent spread of herpes virus

... there is little coordinated emphasis on control efforts," say Hook and Leone. The two experts also support suppressive antiviral therapy and condom use as the other necessary elements to control the spread of genital herpes nationwide. This most recent study also found that most people who ...

HIV decline in Zimbabwe linked to behavioural change

... to be the reduction in the number of casual sexual relationships, although there was also a delay in the onset of sexual activity and increases in condom use prior to the time of the study may also have contributed". The study found that among 17 to 19 year old men, only 27 percent had commenced ...

Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

... Dominican Republic and Haiti) give cause for guarded optimism—with some HIV prevalence declines evident among pregnant women, signs of increased condom use among sex workers and expansion of voluntary HIV testing and counselling. Despite decreases in the rate of infection in certain countries, the ...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

... Dominican Republic and Haiti) give cause for guarded optimism—with some HIV prevalence declines evident among pregnant women, signs of increased condom use among sex workers and expansion of voluntary HIV testing and counselling. Despite decreases in the rate of infection in certain countries, the ...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

... and awareness of HIV-1 and AIDS. Despite a very recent increase in high-risk behaviour among men having sex with men, a significant increase in condom use has been reported since 1990, which could explain the equilibrium reached for the number of infections. “Antiretroviral therapy may also have ...
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