Tag: "bisexual" at medical news
Drug abuse treatment slashes HIV-related sex behaviors in urban meth addicts
CONTEXT: Methamphetamine-dependent gay and bisexual
men are at high risk for HIV transmission, largely...IV-related sexual risk behaviors among 162 gay and bisexual
methamphetamine addicts in Los Angeles County. Treatment produced immediate, three-fold reductions i...
Study finds lesbian and bisexual girls are at heightened risk for tobacco use
A new study has found that lesbian and bisexual
girls may be among the hardest hit by tobacco amon...ts in the U.S., researchers found that lesbian and bisexual
girls ages 12 to 17 were almost 10 times more likely to say they smoke weekly compared to heterosexu...
AIDS development can be monitored and predicted
...easurements of TLC and Hgb in 3,299 homosexual and bisexual
men enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) from 1984-1991. The researchers found that for many years after HIV infection, TLC and Hgb markers are stable and provide little information about HIV disease progression to AIDS. However, as...
Secret documents reveal how tobacco industry targeted gay men
... said the research shows why current lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender community tobacco control initiatives are essential. "The gay community's particular vulnerabilities to the tobacco industry make development of gay tobacco control programs crucial to reducing gay smoking prevalence and tobacco indus...
Why Britain's gay, lesbian and bisexual Muslims need dedicated support groups
...ts kind into the lives of British gay, lesbian and bisexual
Muslims of Asian descent, most of those questioned were young, highly educated, in full-time employment and living in Greater London. Dr. Yip found that how they managed their identities and lifestyles was very much influenced and shaped by their rel...
CDC reports latest syphilis trends in United States
...reaks among certain populations, including gay and bisexual
men. WHEN: Thursday, October 31, 2002 12:00 12:30 PM ET Brief remarks followed by Q/A. WHERE: At your desk, by toll-free conference line: Dial 866-254-5942Teleconference name: CDC A full transcript of this teleconference will be availab...
Suicide attempt rate high among urban gay men, UCSF study finds
...rs have found that twelve percent of urban gay and bisexual
men have attempted suicide in their lifetime, a ra...retrospectively at different age groups of gay and bisexual
men, there has been a shift whereby initial suicide attempts are happening at a younger age, the res...
Homeless sexual minorities at greater risk for physical and sexual violence, mental illness
Homeless youths who are gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender have a perilous existence on the street. Compared to heterosexual homeless youth, they experience more physical and sexual violence, use more drugs and abuse them more frequently, have more sexual partners and have higher rates of men...
US AIDS cases, deaths, and HIV infections appear stable
...ingly high in some populations, especially gay and bisexual
men. Infection rates among gay and bisexual
men in several cities dropped precipitously after the intense prevention efforts in the 1980s. Yet,...
HIV prevention program targets young gay men through social networks and peer support for safe sex
...ponents of the program reached 500 or more gay and bisexual
men aged 18-30 in each community. The two West Coast communities were chosen for the study because they were similar in population size and about two hours drive from a large city, had a large university, attracted many young people from surroundi...
Study examines STDs among women-to-women sex partners
...have begun the first extensive studyof lesbian and bisexual
women and sexually transmitted diseases. The Lesbian/Bisexual Women's Health Study at the University ofWashington is revealing some of its tentative findings on a new Web site, http://www.lesbianstd.com . Researchers are doing so in hopes of ...
Unprotected anal sex increasing in San Francisco
...ued in the gay community," said Ekstrand. "Gayand bisexual
men have had to curtail their sexual behaviors as a means of bothindividual and community survival. Compared to groups who have had to makeother health behavior changes, they have done a tremendous job. But differentpsychological and social issues ...
Vaccine against Hepatitis A protects kids and families now; Hepatitis B vaccine
protects kids as they become adults
...hers in highly affected communities; homosexualand bisexual
men; and patients such as those with hemophilia who receiveclotting factor. "Many people are understandably hesitant when they hear about new vaccines. Itseems like there's a new one every couple of months," says Dr. Lehman. "But inthe big picture, t...
Anal Cancer Screening For HIV-Positive Gay And Bisexual Men Would Save Lives And Be Cost Effective, New Study Shows
...reening for anal cancer among HIV-positive gay and bisexual
men would savemany lives at a reasonable cost, according to a new study published in theJournal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study predicts that use of a simple and inexpensive procedure, comparable toa Pap smear, would lead to bot...
Fifteenth Anniversary Of The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study
...V) in the lives of a group of 5,000 homosexual and bisexual
men sincethe early nineteen-eighties, will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary on March31, 1999. Because AIDS in the early eighties was found largely in homosexualmen, the MACS was set up to gather epidemiological evidence and to try andunderstand ...
Factors Other Than Race Explain Whether Men In Study Had Health Insurance And Received Health Care
In a group of gay and bisexual
men infected with the human immunodeficiencyvirus ... Three-hundred-seven (307) HIV-infected gay and bisexual
men who came infor research visits every six months were studied. Thirty-eight percent had AIDSat th...
UCSF Researchers Seeing Increased Rates Of Unprotected Sex Among San Francisco
..., and their colleagues annuallysurveyed 510 gay or bisexual
men from 1992-97. All the men were between theages of 18 and 29 in 1992. The men responded to questions about their HIVstatus, sexual behaviors, alcohol and drug use, their thoughts and feelingsabout the AIDS epidemic and their last instance of unp...