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Men Who Have Sex With Men

Men Who Have Sex With Men and the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Recent data make clear that men who have sex with men (MSM)1 are seriously affected by HIV around the world. In low and middle-income countries, MSM are on average 19 times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population.2

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South Africa

Gender Inequality and Corrective Rape of Women Who Have Sex With Women

The bloody, lifeless body of a woman was discovered in a creek outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-five gaping wounds were found on her face, chest, legs and feet. There was evidence that she had been raped by multiple men. Even after her b...

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Less Silence Around Anal Intercourse, More Science for Rectal Microbicides

In his opening speech at the Microbicides 2008 Conference (M2008) held in February in New Delhi, India's Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Anbamani Ramadoss spoke about the importance of developing safe and effective rectal microbicides. Jus...

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Cancer

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer i...

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Men Who Have Sex With Men

State of the HIV Epidemic Among MSM in Los Angeles

Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to bear the greatest burden of the HIV epidemic in the United States.1 According to recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, MSM between 13 and 29 years old account for 38% of new HIV i...

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Microbicides Trials Produce Mixed Results, Raise Ethical Issues

Seventeen years ago, a Ugandan woman, a peer educator in her community, stood up at the 1991 AIDS Prevention Conference and asked, "If they can put a man on the moon, why can't they make something we can use to protect ourselves from HIV?" Since then...

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New York Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Three Bills That Will Assist People Living With HIV

Albany, N.Y. -- Three bills that will significantly help people living with HIV/AIDS and enhance HIV prevention efforts passed in the New York State Senate late Thursday and early Friday morning, July 16th and 17th. They are:

S2664, a bill that woul...

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Women

Lesbians at Risk for HIV, GMHC Report Shows

New York, NY -- On Thursday, June 25, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) released a report on the vulnerability of lesbians, bisexuals and other women who have sex with women (WSW) to HIV infection, a complicated public health issue that is perplexing to...

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People Who Use Drugs

The Impact of Crystal Methamphetamine Use on HIV-Positive Individuals

"Crystal" is the popular street name of the pharmaceutical compound methamphetamine. The drug is a potent psycho-stimulant that has the potential to cause irreparable physical, psychological, and social damage to individuals who abuse or become depen...

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The Promise of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

The advent of antiretroviral cocktails in the 1990s gave HIV-positive individuals a new lease on life. The newest drugs to treat HIV infection are much cheaper, safer and easier to use than earlier generations. And that has prompted researchers to te...