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Secret loves, hidden lives?
... and find boyfriends and girlfriends. However, the gay
scene was felt by many to be unwelcoming and many ... Most people wanted to fall in love and have more gay
and lesbian friends. David Abbott, Research Fellow at the Norah Fry Research Centre, said: "Despite...
Gender and sexual orientation influence preference for human body odors
...g between odors from (i) heterosexual males versus gay
males, (ii) heterosexual males versus heterosexual...erosexual females versus lesbian females, and (iv) gay
males versus lesbian females. Homosexual men and lesbian women had patterns of body odor preferen...
Research into the role of friendship among gay and lesbians
The role of friendship in care giving among gay
men and lesbians provides a number of valuable les...uity, he says, is often exacerbated in the case of gay
men and lesbians, especially among the older cohort whose socialization experiences have been dramat...
Johns Hopkins AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat 'feminization' of HIV/AIDS
...only by 1 percent in men. "HIV/AIDS first targeted gay
men and hemophiliacs in the early 1980s, then subsequently spread most quickly among intravenous drug users and heterosexuals," he adds. "Now, it is having the most profound impact on women." Internationally, Quinn and his team have led clinical tri...
U of T study shows barriers to HIV vaccine acceptance
...tance. In addition to worries about being labelled gay
or promiscuous if they are vaccinated and fear of contracting HIV/AIDS from the vaccine, women in the focus groups were also concerned about power dynamics (the influence of husbands who are in denial about their own risk behaviours), affordability, ...
Drug resistance testing in treatment-nave HIV patients is cost-effective
...aseline resistance may be as high as 16 percent in gay
men, "likely reflecting their overall greater access to treatment since the beginning of the epidemic," said Dr. Sax. Using a model with a resistance rate of just over 8 percent, the analysis estimated a cost of $23,900 per quality-adjusted life year...
Prevalence of 'risky' sex among gay men doubled in Scotland over six years
... Edinburgh and Glasgow, who visited a selection of gay
bars in the two cities. The men were questioned a... 26 or older, and four out of 10 said they visited gay
bars once or twice a week. The results showed that there was no significant change in behaviour betw...
'POZ parties' signal potential to spread HIV 'superinfection'
... initially as informal gatherings for HIV positive gay
men, to which recruitment was largely by word of mouth. They are now held several times a month, with information about venues posted on a website and emailed out to some 5000 people. And the concept has spread to several other major cities across t...
Adolescents' HIV risk reduced with community intervention
...el interventions have proven to be successful with gay
men, injection drug users and inner-city women, but this was one of the first to have targeted adolescents. "The program successfully delayed sexual debut and increased the use of condoms," said lead author Kathleen J. Sikkema, associate professor in...
Risky sex in Miami, racial influence on children's care in latest Journal of Urban Health
...he Journal shows that risky sexual behaviors among gay
men who live and vacation there is quite prevalent...ed. South Florida annually hosts over 1.8 million gay
and bisexual visitors and is home approximately 145,000 men who have sex with men (MSM). Researche...
Abstinence is healthy goal for teenagers but research critiques abstinence-only educational policies
...nce until marriage programs neglect and stigmatize gay
and lesbian youth. These programs also neglect real health needs for contraception and STI testing among sexually experienced youth, putting these youth at increased risk for unintended pregnancy and STIs, including HIV....
Civil partnerships likely to boost health of gay and lesbian people
...iage could boost the mental and physical health of gay
and lesbian people, suggests an analysis in the Jo...The authors point to evidence, which suggests that gay
men and lesbians do not receive the same standard of health care as straight people. Rates of depre...
Few gay man regret disclosing HIV status to friends, family
... Bautista, extensively interviewed 76 HIV-positive gay
men once a year in 1998, 1999 and 2000, and asked them to fill out lengthy questionnaires every six months. As part of these inquiries, researchers asked participants about their social networks, including friends, family members, colleagues and acqu...
Healthcare providers react more positively to men than women who reveal they're gay
... in Auckland, New Zealand, surveyed 2,269 lesbian, gay
and bisexual people to discover how they felt abou...Neville. "For example, people who are lesbian, gay
and bisexual are more likely to face an increased risk of suicide, depression and other mental healt...
Prompting men to have syphilis tests
...," which used humorous cartoon strips to encourage gay
and bisexual men in San Francisco to get checked f...e http://www.healthypenis.org/ ) were placed in a gay
newspaper, and poster-sized reproductions were posted on the streets, on bus shelters, on gay
Syphilis rate on rise in US gay, bisexual men
... a new alarm about growing rates of syphilis among gay
and bisexual men. The overall number of syphilis...ion campaign aimed at heterosexuals. Nevertheless, gay
men have seen their rates rise significantly in this decade. "The entire nation was caught unawar...
1 in 3 HIV positive gay men report unprotected sex
More than one in three HIV positive gay
men say they have unprotected sex, reveals a commu...ow. The findings are based on a survey of men at gay
bars, clubs, and saunas in London, Manchester, and Brighton between 2003 and 2004. The surveys, wh...
Anti-gay hate crimes widespread
Nearly four in 10 gay
men and about one in eight lesbians and bisexuals ... crimes against sexual minority adults, especially gay
men, are disturbingly widespread. Hereks findings were based on a survey he conducted in the fall ...