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Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection
...g and testing, health education on HIV prevention, condoms
and access to STD treatment, all provided at no cost. In an accompanying editorial, Myron S. Cohen and Christopher D. Pilcher of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discussed the implications of this work for HIV prevention efforts. Trad...
Will cancer vaccine get to all women?
... fact that, because it can spread by skin contact, condoms
are not as effective against HPV as they are against other viruses such as HIV. "Giving the HPV vaccine to young women could be potentially harmful, because they may see it as a licence to engage in premarital sex," Maher claims, though it is arguab...
HIV treatment not affected by hormonal birth control
...es to prevent pregnancy should also continue using condoms
to fight the spread of HIV," said Dr. Gange. The study authors recommend that follow-up data be collected after a greater number of years, in order to assess the effects of long-term exposure to hormonal contraceptives. The study was supported by the...
CONRAD receives $24 million from Gates Foundation and USAID for HIV microbicide trials
... as rapidly as possible. Although male and female condoms
can provide protection, they are not used sufficiently and consistently. The availability of a microbicide that can be used by a woman to protect herself has a good probability of being this necessary alternative." George Usher, President and CEO...
Joint statement on Savvy Phase 3 trial in Ghana to test the effectiveness of Savvy Gel in preventing HIV
...nseling for reducing her risk of HIV and was given condoms
for use during all sexual acts. Eighteen months in...ions worldwide. Correct and consistent use of male condoms
has been shown to prevent HIV infection, but women are often unable to negotiate condom use with the...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Nov. 15, 2005, issue
...isk for herpes infection found that those who used condoms
more frequently had lower rates of herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) (Article, p. 707). An editorial writer says that while ongoing efforts seek to promote sexual abstinence, reduce risk-taking behaviors, and develop a vaccine and/or other preventive d...
UK plans to cut street prostitution will threaten sex workers' health
... services in red light areas, such as provision of condoms
and needle exchange schemes, could also be compromised if this strategy is enforced, they warn. This could have profound consequences both for sex workers and the wider population. Furthermore, collaborative work by healthcare professionals, social s...
Anti-HIV drug has potential to prevent transmission in women
...o 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 effective use, the paper states. "A safe and effective topical microbicide would offer women an HIV ...
Pregnancy, not high-risk behavior, predictor of STD testing among newly homeless youth
...rcent vs. 9 percent), most likely because they use condoms
less consistently than boys, who nonetheless engaged in higher-risk behaviors such as having multiple sex partners and engaging in anal intercourse. The only independent predictor of STD testing the researchers found was whether homeless youths had b...
HIV/AIDS rates in Tijuana, Mexico increasing at alarming rate
...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 of the Division of International Health and Cross-Cultural Medicine at UCSD, where the study was condu...
HIV infection rates down one-third in south India, University of Toronto study
... only due to males using sex workers less or using condoms
more often when they do. The not-so-good news is that trends in the north remain uncertain and poorly studied." More than five million people are living with HIV in India, 75 per cent of them in the southern states. Researchers studied HIV prevalence...
College freshmen at high risk for chlamydia infection
...om exhibit high risk sexual behavior and don't use condoms
very often. It's imperative that they protect themselves." Typically, student health centers only provide chlamydia testing and treatment to students with symptoms of the disease. "These findings underscore the importance of providing chlamydia educ...
Safe sex messages in schools don't change behaviour
...ve been school based projects that promoted either condoms
or abstinence. Studies have produced mixed results, with only some interventions delaying the onset of sexual activity, increasing condom use, or decreasing unplanned pregnancy Nearly 11,000 students at 40 public high schools in Mexico participated i...
Unwanted sex appears common in some teen relationships
...perceived less sexual control with a partner, when condoms
were not frequently used and when alcohol or marijuana were used by either partner. "The data cannot be used to assess causal associations of unwanted sex; rather, they point to the complex interpersonal and behavioral contexts that may link unwante...
Tailored HIV-prevention program effective for Latino youth
...exual partners, and may also be less likely to use condoms
than white or African American teens. However, fe...rotected sex and were more likely to say they used condoms
consistently than those in the health promotion group. Gender did not affect teens' responses to th...
Study demonstrates successful HIV-prevention program for Latino youth
...hat Latino adolescents also are less likely to use condoms
than African American or white adolescents. Vil...course and more likely to report consistent use of condoms
than adolescents in the health-promotion class. Also, adolescents in the HIV program who spoke prima...
Teens who do use condoms often don't use them properly
A worrying number of young people who do use condoms
don't use them correctly, so risking unwanted preg...eption were more than three times as likely to use condoms
incorrectly, while those who did not use condoms
routinely were also more likely to use them incorre...
Adolescent condom use with 'casual' versus 'main' partners
...despite the fact that they were more likely to use condoms
with a casual partner than with someone with whom ...ls that teens may overestimate the safety of using condoms
most of the time with a casual partner and underestimate the risk of unprotected sex with a serious ...
Depression, risky sex behavior linked in African-American youth
...seven percent were inconsistent condom users (used condoms
less than seventy-five percent of the time). Those... and reporting less pleasurable expectations about condoms
reported a lower proportion of condom use at the six-month follow-up," says Brown. The authors concl...
Hormonal contraception does not appear to increase HIV risk
... using hormonal contraception used such methods as condoms
alone, diaphragms and spermicides, sterilization, ...ly because the Thai government mandated the use of condoms
in the countrys brothels during the 1990s, greatly reducing the heterosexual spread of HIV. Because...