Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is launching a new campaign called ‘Bum Boy’ (http://www.bumboy.org.uk), teaching gay men in London just how HIV is passed on during unprotected anal sex. With little or no sex education relevant to young gay men in schools, this new campaign gives a valuable biology lesson to fill these important knowledge gaps.
On the eve of World AIDS Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is releasing new recommendations on treatment, prevention and infant feeding in the context of HIV, based on the latest scientific evidence. WHO now recommends earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for adults and adolescents, the delivery of more patient-friendly antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), and prolonged use of ARVs to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
In a New York Times magazine article, Tina Rosenberg examines how needle sharing has contributed to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the viability of needle exchange programs as a prevention strategy. Rosenberg notes, “Drug injectors don’t pass infection only among themselves. Through their sex partners, HIV is spread into the general population.
Researchers conducting clinical trials in Rwanda have concluded that the risk of postnatal transmission is minimal in HIV-positive mothers undergoing highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) while breastfeeding. The results of the trials have been published in the current issue of AIDS, the leading journal in the field of HIV and AIDS research.
Dr. Thomas P. Habif, MD discusses Genital Warts HPV Screening Tests. See more at www.dermnet.com PLEASE RATE AND COMMENT!!! Screening tests Women over the age of 18 and all sexually active women should have a Pap smear yearly to screen for cancer or situations that may develop into cancer. When results indicate abnormal changes that may be due to a high-risk type of HPV, then DNA HPV testing may be ordered as a follow-up test. The HPV DNA test is helpful in women whose Pap test report is …