Category Archives: sexual health

  1. Meet Rig Rush – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of Rig Rush, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Rig is one of the six new bios just posted the other day, including individuals from Thailand, Kenya and the US.  Each will be featured on the blog, and you can read all of Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, anal sex, condoms, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, MSM, MTN, prevention, rectal microbicide, sexual health, STD
  2. Meet Carol – a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of Carol Odada, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Carol is one of six new bios just posted yesterday, including individuals from Thailand, Kenya and the US.  Each will be featured on the blog, and you can read all of them here right Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, AVAC, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, IRMA, Kenya, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, sexual health, STI
  3. Meet Ariel – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate from the United States

    Check out this interesting min-bio of Ariel Watriss, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Ariel is one of six new bios just posted a few days ago, including individuals from Kenya, Thailand, the UK, India and Argentina.  Each will be featured on the blog, and you can Read More >>

    Fenway community healthhiv prevention, hiv prevention, iPrEx, IRMA, MTN, MTN 017, rectal microbicide, sexual health
  4. Condoms Still a Fundamental Prevention Method

    viaCSIRO Publishing, by Richard Crosby and Willard Cates Jr. The global pandemics of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintentional pregnancy clearly necessitate innovative prevention strategies. Although recent biomedical approaches such as antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for persons living with HIV,3 ARV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV-negative people at risk of acquisition4–6 and adult male circumcision7,8 programs are Read More >>

    condoms, HIV/AIDS, prevention, sexual health, Treatment
  5. The European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) – See What They Learned!

    via EMIS This is the second community report written especially for you – members of Europe’s diverse LGBT communities. We hope that you find this information interesting and helpful! The first community report covered testing for HIV, knowledge about testing, being ‘out’, sexual happiness and the ‘sexiest man on the planet’. All EMIS community reports are available Read More >>

    Europe, gay men, MSM, oral sex, sexual behavior, sexual health
  6. Study: The feasability of incorporating self-collected rectal swabs to measure the prevalence of HPV infection in MSM

    via Journal of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, by Gilbert, Mark MD*; Kwag, Michael BA*; Mei, Wendy BSc†; Rank, Claudia MPH*‡; Kropp, Rhonda MSc‡; Severini, Alberto MD‡; van Niekerk, Dirk MD§; Zhou, Chen MD§; Press, Natasha MD¶; Ogilvie, Gina MD*; Wong, Tom MD‡; the ManCount Study Team  Background: Inclusion of self-collected rectal swabs (SCRS) into existing Read More >>

    HPV, MSM, rectal transmission, sexual health, United States
  7. Unprotected Anal Intercourse and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in High-Risk Heterosexual Women

    via American Journal of Public Health Objectives. We examined the association between unprotected anal intercourse and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among heterosexual women. Methods. In 2006 through 2007, women were recruited from high-risk areas in New York City through respondent-driven sampling as part of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance study. We used multiple logistic regression to determine Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS, Infections, sexual health, Women's Health
  8. Microbicides: the quest for user-friendly formulations

    via Aidsmap, by Gus Cairns “Finally, a team have developed a vaginal microbicide as a film smaller than a stick of gum and as thin as a sheet of paper.” A large number of presentations at the Microbicides 2010 Conference in Pittsburgh documented the development of microbicides very different from gels or creams. Vaginal rings, quick-dissolve pills Read More >>

    anal health, anus, M2010, Microbicides 2010, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, safer sex, sexual behavior, sexual health, vaginal microbicide
  9. Genital Wart Virus may be on the rise in men/The HPV Vaccine solution

    Genital Wart Virus May Raise Men’s Risk of HIV via The Body After controlling for numerous factors — subsequent circumcision, baseline herpes simplex virus type 2 serostatus, and sexual and demographic risk factors — the HPV-infected men were still 80 percent more likely to acquire HIV than the men without HPV. Read the rest. HPV vaccine now Read More >>

    Gardasil, HIV transmission, HPV, men, safer sex, sexual health, United States, vaccine
  10. Men With HPV at Higher Risk for HIV, Study Finds

    via Bloomberb Business Week, by Robert Preidt Preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may be one way to slow the HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a new study that found that HPV-positive men are at greater risk for HIV infection than those not infected with HPV. “Developing a vaccine to prevent HIV is the greatest hope for curbing the Read More >>

    Africa, HIV transmission, HPV, Kenya, men, sexual health