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What's Up With PrEP and STIs?

Critics have been warning since the concept of oral PrEP was in its infancy that it would lead to major increases in condomless sex among users and a corresponding dramatic spike in STIs. So far, the data has been inconclusive.

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Why Men and Women Lie About Sex, and How This Complicates STD Control

Some interesting reasons why men and women both lie about their number of sex partners or how often they have sexual intercourse -- and why it matters to doing research on sexual health.

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

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.

We Aren't the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms and STIs Img

We Aren't the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms and STIs

How do providers, who see clients every three months for sexual health screenings and STI testing, talk to their clients about condom use, STIs and navigating the complicated landscape of safer sex?

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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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South Africa: Circumcision Tied to Drop in Herpes, Too

A study of South African men ages 15-49 found that circumcision was associated with a significant reduction in herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), according to data presented in Seattle at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections....

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NIH Researchers Show How Anti-HIV Drug Acts to Block Herpes Virus

An anti-HIV drug also discovered to stop the spread of the genital herpes virus does so by disabling a key DNA enzyme of the herpes virus, according to findings by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

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Research Update: Are Lubes Safe for Anal Sex?

For years, experts have said that using condoms and lube together can help protect a bottom from HIV infection during anal sex. But last year, two studies called that advice into question. In this article from CATIE, Zak Knowles delves into the detai...

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Uganda: Circumcision Helps Stop Wart Virus, Study Finds

New research finds that male circumcision, already shown to reduce the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission, also helps prevent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), the STD responsible for most cases of cervical cancer and genital warts, in ...

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Virus That Causes Genital Warts Linked to Oral Cancer: Study

A new study suggests human papillomavirus (HPV) could be behind a rise in oropharyngeal (head and neck) squamous cell cancer cases in the United States and in some northern European countries, and that changing sexual behaviors could be the reason.

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