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UCSF Researchers Seeing Increased Rates Of Unprotected Sex Among San Francisco Gay Men

Geneva, Switzerland -- Half of the young gay men who participated in aUniversity of California ...gs showed unprotected anal intercourse among young gay men hasincreased by 50 percent since 1992, said Maria Ekstrand, PhD, a researchscientist with the UC...

Many Gay Men Infected With HIV Are Opting To Delay Treatment, Despite Availability Of Drugs

Geneva, Switzerland -- HIV-infected gay men in the United States who want drugtherapy for ...ago, and San Francisco--the cities withthe largest gay communities in the United States--were using multiple-drugtherapy consisting of a protease inhibitor...

AIDS Prevention: Does It Work? Paper Suggests New Way To Assess Prevention Programs

...oftenconsidered specific populations - for example gay men in one city or intravenousdrug users in another - but not how populations interact and affect one another. Efforts at HIV education have proceeded under the assumption that educationleads to a change in behavior - a conclusion that ought to be ve...

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 immunodef...s. Three-hundred-seven (307) HIV-infected gay and bisexual men who came infor research visits every six months were studied. Thirty-eight percent ...

Statistician Keeps Health Researchers Ahead Of The Curve

...h of the body's immune system -- declined among400 gay men who were infected by HIV between 1984 and 1991. Wu was able to produce charts that will enable physicians to predict how quicklythese cells will decline. This information will help doctors and patients planan appropriate course of treatment. "If ...

From Houses Of Mercy To Temples Of Surgical Precision -- A New Book Explores The History Of Hospitals

...psychological counseling. The staff was about half gay and lesbian, and manywere strong advocates for patient education and advocacy in the face of such abewildering and often overwhelming disease. As Risse documents it, the spirit of the ward was extremely positive anduniquely supportive. One patient i...

Anal Cancer Screening For HIV-Positive Gay And Bisexual Men Would Save Lives And Be Cost Effective, New Study Shows

...er, soscreening for anal cancer among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men would savemany lives at a reasona...as analsquamous cell cancer. About 35 HIV-negative gay men per 100,000 develop this form of anal cancer everyyear, according to available statistics. Among...

Stress Speeds Progression To AIDS

...d earlier by her team. They studied 82HIV-infected gay men over a period of 5 1/2 years. The men first enrolled inthe study between 1990 and 1992 and were without AIDS symptoms at that time. In a two-year follow-up of the group, severe stress and depressivesymptoms, especially when they occurred...

Stress speeds passage from HIV to AIDS, support retards it

...n." They started with 82 asymptomatic HIV-infected gay men and tested theparticipants every six months for disease status (AIDS was determined byCD-4 lymphocyte count below 200 and/or having an AIDS indicator condition),depression, stressful life events, and social support. Thirty-three percentof the me...

Hope protects bereaved, HIV-positive men

...d, PhD,head of the study. Participants included 72 gay men with at least a three-year history of HIVinfection but who had not yet developed classic HIV-related symptoms. Theresearchers measured their health and psychosocial status at the beginning ofthe study, and then for three years at six-month inter...

Unprotected anal sex increasing in San Francisco

The number of gay men having unprotected anal sex is increasing dram...rnia, San Francisco.A study of more than 500 young gay men in San Francisco revealed that theprevalence of unprotected anal sex rose by a third to a half i...

HIV prevention program targets young gay men through social networks and peer support for safe sex

An HIV prevention program that focuses on young gay men educating and supporting one another about saf...Project," the program is based on empowering young gay men to deal with the very real issues that they face in their daily lives--homophobia, gay bashing, ...

New book asks ethical questions about human subjects research

...holars looked at the Durham black community, young gay men working with the University of California in San Francisco and drug users working with the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. "The reason a project like this is so interesting and so complicated is that it raises questions of trust betwe...

US AIDS cases, deaths, and HIV infections appear stable

...e troublingly 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...

Family important source of support for HIV-positive men

...ver, because of the complexities often inherent in gay men's family relationships, th...id. "For some men, especially gay men, family relationships can be problematic," Serovich said. "The feeling up to...

Researchers recommend community advisory boards to prevent lapses in informed consent

...ls and language and culture, he said. For example, gay activists and gay HIV-affected individuals could serve on a CAB for an AIDS clinical trials group interested in recrui...

College freshmen more politically liberal than in the past, UCLA survey reveals

...ues, including the death penalty, drug testing and gay rights. A record-high 57.9 percent of this years freshmen believe that same-sex couples should have the right to legal marital status (compared to 56 percent last year and 50.9 percent in 1997). Only one-fourth (24.9 percent) of entering students adv...

First longitudinal study on lesbian health

...lems. "Many of the early studies of lesbians' and gay men's drinking used samples recruited from gay bars, so it's not surprising that these studies found high rates of alcohol abuse and alcoholism," H...

Community building reduces young gay men's HIV risk behavior

Young gay men-ages 18 to 28-in Albuquerque reported a 12% de...ness of HAART, huge increases in risky behavior by gay men are going on everywhere, not just in the gay meccas. But we have found that an intensive commun...

4% of HIV+ gay men have recent sexually transmitted infection

Three percent of HIV-infected gay men in New York and San Francisco had a current sy...isco and New York from AIDS service organizations, gay venues, and public sex environments. They all had reported sex with an HIV-negative partner or a par...

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