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Growing Syphilis Epidemic Among HIV-Infected MSM in New York City

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers...

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Surprisingly, Acyclovir for HSV-2 Treatment Fails to Curtail HIV Acquisition

In this summary of her study, Connie Celum, M.D., of the University of Washington at Seattle, discusses surprisingly disappointing results from a study examining whether the use of acyclovir to treat herpes simplex virus type-2 infection can, in turn...

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Biological and Demographic Causes of High HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevalence in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV. MSM and heterosexual networks are distinguished by biologically determined sexual role segregation among heterosexual individuals but not among MSM, and by anal/vaginal transmiss...

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Up to 5 Percent of African-American HIV Cases Due to Syphilis; National Prevention Program Could Save U.S. Money

African Americans suffer disproportionate morbidity and mortality from a variety of preventable and treatable health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and stroke. With regard to HIV/AIDS, African Americans have higher rates of incidence, p...

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Value of Consistent Condom Use: A Study of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Among African American Adolescent Females

A recent report suggested that evidence was insufficient to evaluate the degree of benefit provided by condoms against most STDs. However, in vitro evidence suggests that transmission of the largest STD pathogens (i.e., bacterial and protozoans) can ...

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Circumcised Men Less Likely to Get Virus That Causes Cervical Cancer

According to a study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine (No. 346; Vol. 15), women whose sex partners are circumcised may be less likely to get cervical cancer. The study found that men with intact foreskins were three times more likely th...