Category Archives: unprotected sex

  1. Rectal Microbicides Seen As Key in Preventing New HIV transmissions

    [Citizen News Service and IRMA are collaborating to amplify rectal microbicide research and advocacy, as well as IRMA-led initiatives, throughout AIDS 2012.] via Citizen News Service, by Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha Unprotected anal sex has long been regarded as a key driver of HIV transmission in many parts of the world, especially among men who have sex with Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, anal intercourse, Citizen News Service, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, rectal microbicide, stigma, unprotected sex
  2. Beliefs associated with unprotected sex are changing among gay men in Australia

    via Aidsmap, by Roger Pebody A study of Australian gay men examining unprotected sex and the beliefs that are associated with it has found that the concept of ‘treatments optimism’ needs to be unpacked. While some men do think that having HIV is less serious than it used to be, there is more of an association between Read More >>

    ARV, Australia, gay men, MSM, risk, Treatment, unprotected sex
  3. Casual Sexual Encounters Among Gay Men: Familiarity, Trust and Unprotected Anal Intercourse

    Iryna B. Zablotska1, Andrew E. Grulich, John De Wit and Garrett Prestage Published online: 8 April 2010 Abstract: Familiarity with and a history of prior sex with casual partners is associated with unprotected anal intercourse and may increase the risk of HIV transmission among gay men. Using data from the Sydney Gay Community Periodic Survey 2007, we Read More >>

    anal sex, behavioral research, gay men, unprotected sex
  4. Anal cells appear to be the major HIV risk factor

    via The risk of anal transmission of HIV appears to be more associated with the presence and concentration of vulnerable cells than to low level physical damage associated with anal sex, according to information presented to a sexual health conference at the weekend. Anal sex, sexually transmitted infections among gay men, and biological infection risk factors Read More >>

    anal sex, gay men, HIV transmission, MSM, New Zealand, unprotected sex
  5. Unprotected sex between HIV-infected partners keeps immune responses activated

    Crabb, CharleneAIDS. 23(11):N7, July 17, 2009.HIV acts as a ‘natural immunogen’, keeping anti-HIV-1 immune responses boosted in HIV-infected male couples who have unprotected sex, say University of California San Francisco researchers [original article from UCSF researchers: PLoS Pathog 2008; 4:e1000185]. Until now, little has been reported on the consequences of continued exposure to HIV in people who Read More >>

    immune response, research, unprotected sex