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2014-04-01 14:04:36

Pressure from counselors and perceived ineffectiveness & irrelevance of intervention keep young adults from returning to follow-up sessions Keeping young people in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention programs is a major goal in reducing the incidence of HIV, and multi-session interventions are often more effective than single-sessions. But according to a new study from the Annenberg School for Communication, the way these programs are designed and implemented may turn off the...

2014-03-05 11:08:15

While a number of strategies can prevent and control HIV transmission and spread, their effective use depends on understanding the sexual networks within and between communities. A paper published in this week's PLOS Medicine reports a detailed analysis with surprising results from the Rakai district in Uganda, one of the most studied areas of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. Mary K. Grabowski, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, led an international group of scientists...

2013-11-21 11:59:06

Strongest independent predictors of testing include high HIV-related partner communication and being in a committed relationship Having high knowledge about HIV and engaging in risky sexual activity do not make high-school-aged teens more likely to get tested for HIV. Those are the findings of a new study by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study of nearly 1,000 Bronx, NY teens found those most likely to be tested...

2013-11-06 10:55:50

The number of HIV positive men who have sex with both men and women is likely no higher than the number of HIV positive heterosexual men, according to a U.S.-based analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers. The finding challenges a popular assumption that bisexual men are responsible for significant HIV transmission to their female partners. The research, which will be presented today at the American Public Health Association's 141st Annual Meeting...

2013-06-27 23:23:42

A day to promote HIV-testing and early diagnosis of HIV across the country. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 To help encourage African Americans to get tested and to know their HIV status, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) has joined forces with WHUR 96.3 FM radio and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for the fifth year in a row to support National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on Thursday, June 27, 2013. The event will provide free and confidential HIV...

New Maps Released By AIDSVu Depict Impact Of HIV In America
2013-06-27 15:45:47

Emory University Today, on National HIV Testing Day, the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University launched its annual update of AIDSVu, including new interactive online maps that show the latest HIV prevalence data for 20 U.S. cities by ZIP code or census tract. AIDSVu also includes new city snapshots displaying HIV prevalence alongside various social determinants of health - such as poverty, lack of health insurance and educational attainment. AIDSVu -- the most detailed...

2013-04-16 13:50:22

Study examines changes in the penis microbiome Male circumcision reduces the abundance of bacteria living on the penis and might help explain why circumcision offers men some protection against HIV, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Removing the foreskin caused a significant shift in the bacterial community or microbiome of the penis, according to a study published today by the online journal mBio. This international collaboration...

2013-04-16 11:46:34

Circumcision drastically alters the microbiome of the penis, changes that could explain why circumcision offers protection against HIV and other viral infections. In a study to be published on April 16 in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, researchers studied the effects of adult male circumcision on the types of bacteria that live under the foreskin before and after circumcision. By one year post-procedure, the total bacterial load in that...

2013-03-04 16:25:58

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Study results presented today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that a series of community efforts can increase the number of people who get tested and know their HIV status, especially among men and young people with HIV who might otherwise transmit the virus to others. The study was also able to...

2012-11-27 12:27:52

Too many young people continue to become infected and few are tested for HIV ATLANTA, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young people between the ages of 13 and 24 represent more than a quarter of new HIV infections each year (26 percent) and most of these youth living with HIV (60 percent) are unaware they are infected, according to a Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most-affected young people are young gay and bisexual men and...