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Intravaginal ring providing dual protection against HIV and pregnancy is first of its kind to enter a clinical trial Women's reproductive health may never be the same, thanks to Northwestern University biomedical engineer Patrick Kiser and his first-of-its-kind intravaginal ring that reliably delivers an...
Medical News Today | Mar 7, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Long-lasting device protects against HIV, pregnancy Women's reproductive health may never be the same, thanks to a biomedical engineer and his first-of-its-kind intravaginal ring that reliably delivers an antiretroviral drug and a contraceptive for months. The ring is designed to protect against HIV and he
Science Daily | Mar 6, 2014 12:14 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Intimate partner violence in men who have sex with men is linked to adverse health effects Intimate partner violence among men who have sex with men (MSM) is linked to greater risk of mental and physical health symptoms, substance misuse, and sexually transmitted infections, according to a new research article.
Science Daily | Mar 4, 2014 10:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How sexual contacts with outsiders contribute to HIV infections within communities While a number of strategies can prevent and control HIV transmission and spread, their effective use depends on understanding the sexual networks within and between communities. A new article reports a detailed analysis with surprising results from the R
Science Daily | Mar 4, 2014 10:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Study comparing injectable contraceptives DMPA, NET-EN finds HIV risk higher with DMPA Women who used an injectable contraceptive called DMPA were more likely to acquire HIV than women using a similar product called NET-EN, according to a secondary analysis of data from a large HIV prevention trial called VOICE. The new analysis is the firs
Science Daily | Mar 4, 2014 9:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Combination ARV vaginal ring to prevent HIV safe in trial but 1 ARV carries the weight, study suggests An early phase clinical trial of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral (ARV) drugs dapivirine and maraviroc found the ring was safe in women who wore it for 28 days and evidence of dapivirine in cervical tissue and blood. In addition, laboratory te
Science Daily | Mar 4, 2014 5:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
HIV/STI prevention program in Haiti is changing and saving lives A little training can go a long way in a desperate situation, a professor working in Haiti has recently demonstrated. She visited Leogane, Haiti, six times between 2011-2012 training eight displaced women living in tents to become health workers. These ei
Science Daily | Mar 4, 2014 5:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Exploring sexual orientation and intimate partner violence Two studies have examined issues of sexual orientation and intimate partner violence, including its impact on substance abuse and physical and mental health as well as the effects of child abuse on its victims. Results of the studies show that homosexuals
Science Daily | Mar 4, 2014 3:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
HPV vaccine provides significant protection against cervical abnormalities The HPV vaccine offers significant protection against cervical abnormalities in young women, suggests a new paper. Results of the new study, the data concludes a risk reduction of 46% for confirmed high grade cervical abnormalities and 34% for other cervi
Science Daily | Mar 4, 2014 3:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Aggression, rule-breaking common among Taiwanese teenagers who have early sex Sex in teenage years can influence emotions and behavior of Asian youngsters, a new study has demonstrated. Nearly 19,000 sixteen- to nineteen-year-old Taiwanese adolescents took part in a national survey. The team found that sexual initiation during adol
Science Daily | Mar 4, 2014 2:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend