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Genital HPV Prevalence Rate High Among Men in the United States

Although vaccine is recommended, too few are getting it, researchers say

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hiv-aids-blood-test

CDC Guidelines for HIV Prevention Regimen May Not Go Far Enough | News Brief

Current standards could miss some people who should be on Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a measure that has proven to be highly effective

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HIV-infect-cell

What Does it Take for an AIDS Virus to Infect a Person? | News Brief

Study identifies characteristics of HIV-1 strains that mediate sexual transmission. Upon sexual exposure, the AIDS virus must overcome some mighty barriers to find the right target cell

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medicine-pictures-health-doctor-technology-patient-diagnosis-diagnose-medical-physician

Pictures Could be the Key to Prevent Prescription Drug Tragedies | News Brief

New research reveals pictograms on Rx drug labels help seniors understand medication instructions. Simple images designed to convey information about prescription drugs could help save lives and

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Scientists Develop New Antibiotic for Gonorrhea | News Brief

Carbon monoxide-releasing molecules help to develop a new antibiotic to treat the sexually transmitted infection. There are concerns that gonorrhoea, which is the second most common sexually

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gay-men-homosexual

What Is Stopping Men from Seeking Info on Sexually Transmitted Infections? | News Brief

New study being conducted into social and cognitive issues that prevent men from finding out about STIs. Psychology researcher, Naomi Pierce from Carlisle, hopes the research will

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HIV Test Performed on USB Stick | News Brief

The device uses a drop of blood to detect HIV, and then creates an electrical signal that can be read by a computer. Scientists at Imperial College

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red-ribbon-HIV-AIDS

December 2016 Briefing – HIV & AIDS | News Brief

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Protein That Activates Immune Response Harms Body’s Ability to Fight HIV | News Brief

In findings they call counterintuitive, a team of UCLA-led researchers suggests that blocking a protein, which is crucial to initiating the immune response against viral infections, may

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Routine Drug Screening Should Be Part of Primary Care Settings, UCLA Study Recommends | News Brief

A few minutes of counseling could steer people away from risky drug use. The misuse of both prescription and illicit drugs is so prevalent in Tijuana and

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HIV Patients Have Nearly Twice the Heart Attack Risk | News Brief

Current methods to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke vastly underestimate the risk in individuals with HIV, which is nearly double that of the general

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Commercial brand of mouthwash can help kill off gonorrhea in the mouth | News Brief

A commercial brand of mouthwash that is readily available from supermarkets and pharmacies can help curb the growth of the bacteria responsible for gonorrhea, reveals preliminary research

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Daily Text Messaging Ups ART Adherence in Youth | News Brief

Personalized daily text messaging improves adherence over six-month intervention

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Pooled Cohort Equations Predict Myocardial Infarction Risk in HIV | News Brief

No improvement in myocardial infarction risk-model performance with addition of HIV-specific factors

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Cervicovaginal Secretions Contain HIV-Linked Immune Mediators | News Brief

No difference in infectivity for pregnant and nonpregnant women

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USPSTF Recommends Against Routine HSV Screening | News Brief

High proportion of false-positive results and associated psychological harms with screening

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kid-children-cancer-oncology-leukemia

Herpes virus linked to most common type of childhood cancer | News Brief

Newborns with congenital cytomegalovirus — a common virus in the herpes family — may have an increased risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia, according to new research.

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Screening Cuts Transfusion-Transmitted Babesiosis Risk | News Brief

Blood-donation screening for antibodies and DNA linked to decrease in risk of babesiosis transmission

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brain89

‘Shock and Kill’ Strategy for Curing HIV May Endanger Patients’ Brains | News Brief

Combination drug treatments have become successful at long-term control of HIV infection, but the goal of totally wiping out the virus and curing patients has so far

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New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections Discovered | News Brief

Researchers discover long sought after mechanism in human cells that could help treat diseases caused by viruses, including influenza and Ebola. A team of researchers, co-led by

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