Category Archives: CDC

  1. Annual HIV Testing May Not Suffice for MSM

    Via CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The findings from this analysis suggest that adherence to annual HIV testing recommendations for MSM is low and that even among MSM who reported being tested during the past 12 months, a substantial proportion were newly infected. Because persons often reduce their risk behaviors when they receive a diagnosis of Read More >>

    CDC, HIV/AIDS, MSM, testing, USA
  2. Countdown to 30 Years: The Eighties and AIDS

    By Aldona Martinka, IRMA intern As the thirtieth anniversary of the very beginning of the AIDS crisis draws near, IRMA will be counting down the last five days with a short series on AIDS history. It will explore where we began, where we are now, and where we are going as we continue to battle this disease with Read More >>

    30 years, CDC, history, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, Ryan White, thirtieth anniversary, USA
  3. CDC Provides Recommendations for Zombie Apocalypse

    via The Seattle Times Pity poor Tom Skinner, a top spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who has been valiantly trying to interest reporters in a new study in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report trumpeting “10 Great Public Health Achievements.” Unfortunately for Skinner, over at his agency’s public-health blog, his colleagues Read More >>

    CDC, communications, public health, zombies
  4. Slate: Why are bisexual women more likely to have tried anal sex?

    via Slate.com, by William Saletan Have you heard the latest report on Americans’ sex habits? The study, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Identity in the United States, comes from the National Survey of Family Growth, the country’s most respected periodic sex survey. Media reports about the study have noted what seems to be a resurgence of Read More >>

    anal sex, behavioral research, Bisexual, CDC, lesbians, sexual behavior, women
  5. High-Impact Prevention: New Approach to the Science and Practice of HIV Prevention in the United States?

    by Julie Davids, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance and IRMA member This week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, researchers and clinicians from around the world met to share and discuss HIV research. The opening plenary on Monday was delivered by Jonathan Mermin, Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Read More >>

    CDC, CROI, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, new prevention technologies, PrEP
  6. CDC Releases Interim Guidance for the Use of HIV Drugs as Prevention for Gay Men

    Only some men should use AIDS drug for preventionvia Reuters, by Maggie FoxOnly high-risk gay and bisexual men should use Gilead’s HIV drug Truvada to protect themselves from the AIDS virus, federal officials said on Thursday in the first official guidance on using the drug. A study published last November showed that the pill, which combines two Read More >>

    CDC, gay men, new prevention technologies, PrEP, Truvada
  7. New resources on gay/bi men’s health courtesy CDC

    The CDC has a number of new info resources that will be very handy for all of us working in gay/bi men’s health, as well as HIV/AIDS. The following came to IRMA’s in box today….Check them out. Updated Factsheet: HIV among Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)The HIV among Gay, Bisexual and Read More >>

    Bisexual, CDC, Gay, HIV/AIDS, United States
  8. CDC Factsheet: HIV and AIDS in the United States

    A new factsheet from the CDC estimates that more than one million people are living with HIV in the United States. One in five (21%) of those people living with HIV is unaware of their infection. Despite increases in the total number of people living with HIV in the United States in recent years, the annual number Read More >>

    CDC, HIV/AIDS, Infections
  9. Study: Circumcision may not cut HIV spread among gay men

    via Reuters Although studies in Africa have shown that circumcision can lower the spread of HIV among heterosexuals, it may not do much to prevent infections among gay and bisexual men in Western countries, a new study suggests. A number of studies in African nations have found that circumcised heterosexual men were up to 60 percent less Read More >>

    CDC, circumcision, gay men, MSM, research
  10. CDC circumcision recommendation under review

    via Thomas Kraemer The controversial American practice of circumcising baby boys continues being done despite the fact that health care reform would suggest that this type of unnecessary medical procedure shouldn’t be done. The possible reduction in HIV transmission and other infections is a stupid reason. Cutting off the foreskin off of baby boy’s penises to “prevent Read More >>

    CDC, circumcision, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy