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New lab test offers better prediction of HIV microbicide safety

... for preventing transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. A safe and effective microbicide would help protect women in settings where male condoms are not used a common situation in many cultures. The need for an HIV microbicide is especially urgent in Africa, where AIDS is the leading cause of ...

Gene discovery could lead to male contraceptive

... that men would be willing to use a pharmacological contraceptive if one was available. Presently the only contraceptives available for men are condoms or a vasectomy. "We have identified CATSPER1 as a gene that is involved in non-syndromic male infertility in humans, a finding which could lead to ...

Contraception: progress brings hope for new methods for men

... all men interested, but attitudes have really changed-- studies consistenly show a majority of men would consider it. You have to remember, between condoms and vasectomy, men in the U.S. are already taking care of a third of contraception. Just imagine if they had another non-permanent option." ...

Male circumcision reduces HIV risk, study stopped early

... medical care, tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, condoms and behavioral risk counseling for 24 months. Study results show that ... HIV infections, such as treating sexual transmitted diseases and providing condoms and behavioral counseling," Bailey said. "We can't expect to just cut off ...

Africa's first large-scale HIV vaccine study launches

... will receive extensive, state-of-the-art risk-reduction counseling on a regular basis throughout the study, and high-quality male and female condoms will be provided to participants. Participants also will be provided access to treatment for any sexually transmitted infection acquired during the ...

Circumcision: A proven strategy to prevent HIV

... for two years. Participants received free HIV testing and counseling, medical care, tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, condoms and behavioral risk counseling during periodic assessments throughout the study. The clinical trial found that 47 of the 1,391 uncircumcised men ...

UCSF study will test new vaginal microbicide for herpes and HIV

... trial is important because earlier spermicidal microbicides like nonoxynol 9, which was an ingredient in a variety of contraceptive products from condoms to contraceptive creams and gels, was eventually found to increase rather than decrease HIV infection rates. "Nonoxynol 9 was used commonly and ...

New HIV statistics indicate increasing toll of AIDS on African American community

... among prisoners while incarcerated and after their release. Providing routine, voluntary HIV testing for prisoners upon entry and release; making condoms available in correctional facilities; expanding re-entry programs to help prisoners transition back into society; and ensuring that their HIV ...

Anti-HIV drug has potential to prevent transmission in women

... majority of new HIV infections occur via heterosexual intercourse, there is a need for new ways to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. Although condoms can offer protection from HIV, in many societies women's legal and social status is subordinate to men's and they may not be able to negotiate their ...

New male contraceptive clears hurdle

... my own future, instead of leaving it to someone else," says Dunlap. "Being in a committed long-term relationship means that I don't want to rely on condoms for birth control. I'm not ready for a vasectomy, though. This new procedure could be the answer that gives men the decisive control we lack with ...

HIV/AIDS rates in Tijuana, Mexico increasing at alarming rate

... M.D., M.P.H., co-author of the study and Director of Epidemiology at CENSIDA, Mexico's federal HIV/AIDS agency. "Simple steps, such as proper use of condoms and increasing the availability of sterile syringes, can make a major difference in fighting this epidemic," said Steffanie Strathdee, Ph.D., Chief ...

MetaChip provides quick, efficient toxicity screening of potential drugs

... one group will use PRO 2000, one group will use a placebo gel, and the final group will not use any gel. In addition, all participants will receive condoms and extensive prevention counseling at each clinic visit. The trial is one of numerous studies conducted through NIH's HIV Prevention Trials ...

International trial of two microbicides begins

... one group will use PRO 2000, one group will use a placebo gel, and the final group will not use any gel. In addition, all participants will receive condoms and extensive prevention counseling at each clinic visit. The trial is one of numerous studies conducted through NIH's HIV Prevention Trials ...

NYC's First Rapid HIV Drug-resistant AIDS Case Prompts Call to Step Up HIV Prevention

... to monitor -- and hopefully prevent transmission of -- this strain of the virus by encouraging gay men, in particular, to practice safer sex and use condoms during all sexual encounters." "This case in New York underscores the crucial need to step up collaborative efforts among public health officials, ...

Topical treatment shown to inhibit HIV and herpes simplex virus infection

... Marla Keller, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the researcher who presented the data. "While condoms offer protection against sexually transmitted infections, their effectiveness is limited because they require partner initiation or consent." ...
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