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Hormonal Contraception Does Not Increase HIV Risk, Study Finds

No meaningful difference was found in either injectable or implant birth control when compared to an IUD.

By Sony Salzman

This Week in HIV Research: The Racism of Perceived Risk

June 6, 2019: HIV/STI risk perceptions differ by race; psychosocial issues and HIV risk among young trans women; switching to dolutegravir/atazanavir; reports of severe hepatotoxicity on dolutegravir.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

High Prevalence of Multiple High-Risk HPV Infections in Young HIV-Positive Gay Men

A study investigated whether the baseline epidemiology of HPV infection in young HIV-positive MSM may help guide primary and secondary prevention strategies.

By Gareth Hardy for HIV i-Base

Rectal Gonorrhea, Syphilis Emerge as Top STI Preludes to HIV in Gay Men

Rectal gonorrhea and early syphilis led all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in predicting incident HIV infection, according to results of a nearly seven-year study in Washington of 6,577 men who have sex with men (MSM).

By Mark Mascolini

Study of HIV and STI Risk Is a 'Wake-Up Call' for Health Providers Serving Young Gay Men

For the first time, a study documents the incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among very young men who have sex with men -- including those under age 18 -- who were followed over a period of two years.

By Emily Newman for BETA

Few Young Gay/Bisexual Men in U.S. Getting Important Vaccine Against HPV

Despite U.S. guidelines recommending HPV vaccination for all adolescents and young adults, only 7% of young gay or bisexual men in a U.S. national sample had received one or more doses of the HPV vaccine.

By The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy

One in 20 New York City Gay Men Acquire HIV Within a Year of Syphilis Diagnosis

From 2000 through mid-2010, 15% of New York City men already diagnosed with syphilis were infected with HIV, according to results of a population-level analysis.

By Mark Mascolini

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. ...

By Fred Furtado

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...

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cervical and Anal Dysplasia in Women, Not Gone and Not Forgotten

Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is a significant cause of cervical dysplasia, anal dysplasia and cancer globally. The largest burden is seen in resource-limited settings, mostly due to the limited availability of screening and treatment opt...

By Lisa Hirschhorn, M.D., M.P.H.