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South Africa: Huge Herpes Infections in Women With HIV

This article was reported by Health-e.

Health-e reported that for the first time, the South African annual antenatal HIV survey tested pregnant women for herpes simplex virus (HSV). According to the 2012 National Antenatal Sentinel HIV and HSV-2 Pre...

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Sex Toys Can Show Traces of HPV 24 Hours After Use, Have Increased Chance of Spreading Virus, Despite Cleaning

This article was reported by Medical Daily.

Medical Daily reported on a study showing that shared sex toys can retain traces of human papillomavirus (HPV) even after cleaning. Researchers from the Division of Infectious Diseases at Indiana Universit...

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HIV-Positive Women Respond Well to HPV Vaccine

This article was reported by Medical Xpress.

Medical Xpress reported on a study of HIV-positive women's response to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Dr. Erna Milunka Kojic, associate professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School o...

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High Rate of New Infections With HPV Types Associated With a High Risk of Anal Cancer Among Gay Men Living With HIV

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap.

NAM aidsmap reported that the incidence of anal infection with strains of cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is high among HIV-positive gay men. Researchers in San Francisco conducted a prospective st...

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Lower Immune Response to the qHPV Vaccine in HIV-Positive Girls

Lower immune response was observed in HIV-positive adolescent girls compared to HIV-negative girls given the human papillomavirus quadrivalent (qHPV) vaccine. But the response was comparable to that in older negative women for whom this level of resp...

Anal Cancer Screening Warranted for Heterosexuals With HIV, Not Just MSM Img

Anal Cancer Screening Warranted for Heterosexuals With HIV, Not Just MSM

Heterosexual HIV-infected men and women have a high prevalence of markers associated with anal cancer, such as infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (hr-HPV) and cytological abnormalities, according to study results presented at IDWeek 2013. ...

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Men With Penile HPV Infection Have an Increased Risk of Acquiring HIV

This article was reported by AIDSMAP.

An article in NAM aidsmap reported on a study of men with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the penis and risk of contracting HIV. Since HPV infection of the cervix is associated with higher risk of HIV fo...

Increased Anal Cancer Risk From HIV Plus HPV Dual Infection Img

Increased Anal Cancer Risk From HIV Plus HPV Dual Infection

This article was reported by Medical Xpress.

An article in Medical Xpress showed that older HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) are at higher risk of infection from the strains of human papilloma virus (HPV) that cause anal cancer. HPV, whi...

Mycoplasma Genitalium: An Emerging Sexually Transmitted Infection Img

Mycoplasma Genitalium: An Emerging Sexually Transmitted Infection

Do you know about Mycoplasma genitalium, an STI that causes inflammation of delicate genital tissue?

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HIV and Syphilis Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Bangkok, Thailand, 2005-2011

Although efforts to control the heterosexual human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in Thailand had shown success by the late 1990s,1 HIV continued to spread in other risk groups, including men who have sex with men (MSM). In 2003, the Thailand ...