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2012-07-17 02:28:06

Condom Possession Is Used by Some Prosecutors as Evidence of Criminal Activity NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research from six countries found that stop-and-search practices by the police are making sex workers less likely to carry condoms, said the Open Society Foundations today. The report, Criminalizing Condoms, surveyed sex workers in Kenya, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and Zimbabwe and found that police practices made it more...

2012-06-15 10:04:35

People who were sexually unfaithful without their partner's knowledge were less likely to practice safe sex than those who had other sexual relationships with their partner's consent. They were also more likely to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the encounter. In a study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers from the University of Michigan, USA, found that condom use for vaginal and anal sex was 27% and 35% lower in sexually unfaithful...

2012-05-29 05:16:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows that pre-exposure preventative treatment for suspected HIV may be effective for those in high-risk groups. "Although post-exposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success," Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Harvard Medical School and the Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital,...

2012-05-28 19:24:01

While immediate postexposure treatment for suspected HIV is critical, pre-exposure preventive treatment is a newer method that may be effective for people in high-risk groups, states a review of evidence published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Although postexposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success,"...

2012-05-10 09:49:24

Vancouver study shows that an innovative model of safer indoor sex work spaces promote health and safety of street-based sex workers Safer indoor sex work spaces provide important and potentially life-saving benefits to sex workers including reduced exposure to violence and HIV and improved relationships with police, according to a study published by the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC)....

2012-04-04 21:08:59

Young males who have been sexually abused are five times more likely to cause teen pregnancy compared to those with no abuse history, according to University of British Columbia research. Sexually abused boys are also three times more likely to have multiple sexual partners and twice as likely to engage in unprotected sex. Published online in advance of the Journal of Adolescent Health´s June issue, the UBC study explores links between sexual abuse and risky sexual behavior,...

2012-03-09 00:46:08

As National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is commemorated March 10, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine emphasized that arming young women with the right information is key in preventing and managing the disease. "It's important for both men and women to be aware of the risk of getting HIV/AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted infections. But at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic we do have certain health messages related to both prevention and disease management that we...

2012-02-22 13:55:58

Problems with the correct use of the male condom, such as not wearing a condom throughout sex or putting it on upside down, are common in the U.S. and have become a major concern of public health officials. New research shows that countries around the world are facing similar challenges. An unprecedented collection of condom use studies, published in the journal Sexual Health, provides a global perspective on condom use problems and errors, along with new research on factors influencing...

2012-02-14 15:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, February 11th, designer Mara Hoffman returned to the runway, debuting her mesmerizing Fall 2012 collection and stylish limited edition Mara Hoffman for PROPER ATTIRE condoms featuring her signature prints to over 1,100 people at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York. Superstar friends and Fashion Elite, including Nigel Barker, Whitney Port, June Ambrose, Shana Moakler, Eric West, Miss J, Beth Riesgraf, Nathalie Rock and...

2012-02-13 08:00:00

RED BANK, N.J., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Valentine's Day, which is also recognized as National Condom Day, the makers of LifeStyles Condoms will today debut "This Changes Everything," the U.S. advertising campaign for the revolutionary SKYN Condom ("SKYN"). The first clinically-approved polyisoprene condom on the U.S. market, the non-latex SKYN Condom has initiated a huge step forward for the category, providing enhanced sensation and increased options for...