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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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Model Behavior: Creating Virtual Worlds to Solve Real World Problems

Would you trust a computer to mix your cocktail? When it comes to your HIV medications, specially designed software programs may be doing just that in the future.

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British Medical Association Calls for Gay Men to Be Offered HPV Vaccine

Colm O' Mahoney, chairperson of the the British Medical Association's (BMA) dermatology and venereology subcommittee, and Penelope Toff, BMA's public health committee co-chair, have written to UK Health Minister Anna Soubry in support of Gardasil vac...

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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...

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HPV Vaccine May Benefit HIV-Infected Women

Women with HIV may benefit from a vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), despite having already been exposed to HPV, a study finds. Although many may have been exposed to less serious forms of HPV, more than 45 percent of sexually active young women...

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Pilot Program Increases Cervical Cancer Screening by 42% Among Women Living With HIV

Because women with HIV have higher rates of cervical cancer than HIV-negative women, cervical cancer screening should be performed annually. However, many women never get screened. Here's how a program in St. Louis reversed the trend.

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Hepatitis Caused by Syphilis

The liver has many enzymes, some of which appear in the blood and can be measured. When the level of these enzymes is high, this suggests that liver inflammation and injury is occurring. Commonly assessed liver enzymes include the following:

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STIs and HIV: The Tie and Why It Matters

It's no secret that connections exist between HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but researchers are pushing for more coordination to reduce the incidence of all such conditions.

Two sessions at AIDS 2012 looked at the correlation...

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Slowing Resurgent Syphilis in People With HIV

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Introduction An Epidemic Ends -- Then Resumes Syphilis Prevalence and Incidence Climbing HIV Incidence in People With Syphilis How Syphilis Starts, and How to Spot It Syphilis in the Brain, Syphilis in the Eye How Syphi...

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Preventing and Controlling Chlamydia -- the Silent STI -- in People With HIV

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Introduction Chlamydia Risk Factors in People With and Without HIV How Chlamydia Sets Up Infection and Spreads Chlamydia Raises Risk of HIV Infection and Progression Screening and Testing for Chlamydia: Urine Is Not Enough ...