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Study Explores Possible Risks of HIV Transmission Despite Successful Treatment

The use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) prevents replication of HIV in the blood; however, a recent study indicates that shedding of HIV may continue in semen, so individuals undergoing ART can infect others through unprotected sexual intercourse.

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Low HIV Viral Load May Reduce Anal Cancer Risk; Spontaneous Regression Is Common Img

Low HIV Viral Load May Reduce Anal Cancer Risk; Spontaneous Regression Is Common

Two recent studies give us more insight into handling concerns about anal cancer, including how to help identify and reduce risk factors.

HCV Transmission Rate Higher Among MSM With HIV Img

HCV Transmission Rate Higher Among MSM With HIV

HIV-positive gay men had a rate of hepatitis C coinfection that was more than 8 times higher than HIV-negative gay men, speaking to the critical importance of frequent hep C screening.

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Toronto Public Health Urges Vaccination Against Bacterial Meningitis for MSM Travelling to New York

Since 2010 an outbreak of bacterial meningitis has been occurring in New York City among men who have sex with men (MSM). Twenty-two cases have been reported, including four in 2013. The age of cases ranged between 21 and 59 years. Public health auth...

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Syphilis and HIV: A Dangerous Duo Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men

A blog by Gail Bolan, M.D., Director of the Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses surveillance data released in CDC's 2011 STD Surveillance Report. Bolan draws attention to the increase in primary and...

Radiofrequency Ablation Is Safe and Tolerable in Treating Pre-Cancerous Anal Lesions Among HIV-Infected MSM, Study Finds Img

Radiofrequency Ablation Is Safe and Tolerable in Treating Pre-Cancerous Anal Lesions Among HIV-Infected MSM, Study Finds

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) delivered in three pulses to 180 degrees of the anal mucosa is safe and tolerable when administered to HIV-infected patients with anal dysplasia, according to a poster presented at IDWeek 2012. Twelve participants took p...

Top 10 HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Developments of 2011 Img

Top 10 HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Developments of 2011

David Wohl, M.D., takes an in-depth look at this year's most critical HIV-related studies, and explains how each one may change how we prevent and treat HIV in 2012 and beyond. (Fair warning: This article can get pretty technical, but each story has ...

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HCV Reinfection Rates in HIV-Positive Gay Men

Several research groups that highlighted the increased rates of sexual HCV transmission in HIV-positive gay men have also included reports of reinfection with HCV after achieving successful HCV treatment.

In a cohort of 62 HIV-positive men from the ...

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CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men

A data analysis released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores the disproportionate impact of HIV and syphilis among gay and bisexual men in the United States.

The data, presented at CDC's 2010 National STD Prevention C...

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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...