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Novel nanofiber-based technology could help prevent HIV/AIDS transmission Scientists have developed a novel topical microbicide loaded with hyaluronic acid nanofibers that could potentially prevent transmission of HIV through the vaginal mucosa.
Science Daily | Nov 4, 2014 11:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
What is an 'unusual' sexual fantasy? In the week that news in North America has fiercely debated the 'normality' of atypical sexual fantasies, a new study attempts to define 'deviant' sexual fantasies, or paraphilias.
Medical News Today | Oct 31, 2014 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Model explains why HIV prevention dosing differs by sex A mathematical model predicts that women must take the antiretroviral medication Truvada daily to prevent HIV infection via vaginal sex, whereas just two doses per week can protect men from HIV infection via anal sex. This finding helps explain why two la
Science Daily | Oct 30, 2014 2:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
HIV prevention pill best when taken just before sex A new HIV prevention pill is highly effective and works best when taken just before engaging in sex, a French study has found.
Canoe.ca | Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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South African 'mentor mothers' improve perinatal health outcomes More than one-fourth of pregnant South African women are infected with HIV; in some communities, the infection rates are even higher. Now a study has found that regular home visits of pregnant mothers, and later of those mothers and their infants, by spec
Science Daily | Oct 29, 2014 6:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Can social media help stop the spread of HIV? In addition to providing other potential benefits to public health, all of those tweets and Facebook posts could help curb the spread of HIV. Although public health researchers have focused early applications of social media on reliably monitoring the spr
Science Daily | Oct 29, 2014 4:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tourism as a driver of illicit drug use, HIV risk in the Dominican Republic A new study concludes three thing: (1) local demand shifts drug routes to tourism areas, (2) drugs shape local economies and (3) drug use facilitates HIV risk behaviors in tourism areas.
Science Daily | Oct 29, 2014 1:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tenofovir gel use associated with lower HSV-2 risk in women Analysis found risk reduced by 46 percent in women who used gel regularly; Affirms results of CAPRISA 004 trialThe risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) was reduced by half among...
Medical News Today | Oct 29, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Could a Japanese mushroom extract eradicate HPV? An extract from shiitake mushrooms - AHCC - could help treat HPV infection, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Medical News Today | Oct 29, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sleeping with more than 20 women in a lifetime linked to lower prostate cancer risk A new study suggests men who sleep with more than 20 women may be at lower risk of prostate cancer, while men with more than 20 male sexual partners may be at higher risk.
Medical News Today | Oct 28, 2014 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend