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Colorado dentist put thousands at HIV risk by reusing needles


July 17th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Colorado, July 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several thousands of people have been exposed to the risk of HIV infection following what authorities describe as "unsafe practices" by a dentist. The Colorado Department of ... Read more...

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Witness to violence makes women prone to risky sex: Study


May 11th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Witnessing crimes and other forms of violence in both childhood and adulthood has a profound effect on women -- it makes them more prone to having ... Read more...

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Black gay men at higher HIV risk due to their perceptions of masculinity


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Young black men who have sex with men (MSM) get infected with HIV nearly five times more often than MSM from other races, even though their reported use ... Read more...

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6-month drug regimen ‘reduces HIV risk for breastfeeding infants’


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of ... Read more...

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Circumcision in boys could cut HIV risk, say experts


September 20th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 20 (ANI): Experts are supporting the theory that circumcision in boys could cut HIV risk significantly."A wealth of research has shown that the foreskin is the entry point that allows ... Read more...

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Cost-effective intervention program cuts HIV risk in female sex workers


July 31st, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that even a modest behavioural intervention program can measurably reduce the incidence of HIV among female sex workers in the U.S.-Mexico border ... Read more...

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Vaginal gel ‘can cut HIV risk by 39pct in women’


July 20th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Using a vaginal microbicide gel with an antiretroviral (ARV) drug called tenofovir before and after sex can reduce HIV risk by 39 percent in women, says a new ... Read more...

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Gay couples set sexual agreements to build trust, not for HIV protection


July 14th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): In a study on gay male couples, researchers have found that partners in a relationship set "sexual agreements"-rules about whether sex with outside partners is allowed-primarily because they ... Read more...

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Unprotected anal sex ups HIV risk 20-fold


May 26th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Unprotected anal sex ups HIV risk at least 20-fold as compared to unprotected vaginal sex, research shows. Could the use of lubricants - at least certain kinds - ... Read more...

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Lubricant use with anal sex may raise HIV risk


May 26th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Lubricants may make anal sex a comfortable experience, but they may also raise the risk of spreading sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, according to a research.According to two ... Read more...

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Female-to-male HIV transmission risk doubles during pregnancy: Study


May 24th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that women of reproductive age, especially when pregnant are highly prone to HIV infection. Now, a new study has warned that pregnancy is a ... Read more...

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HIV risk behavioural survey conducted in Tamil Nadu


November 26th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Nov 26 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu government, with the support of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), has successfully conducted an HIV risk behavioural surveillance survey (BSS) in the state.Officials of the state's ... Read more...

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Why circumcision cuts HIV risk


November 24th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection in men, but this link cannot be explained by a reduction in sores from conditions such as herpes, according to a ... Read more...

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Why homosexual men fail to access vital services despite being high HIV risk group


July 20th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): A review written by University of Oxford experts highlights the fact that despite being a high risk group for HIV infection, homosexual men often fail to access vital ... Read more...

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Risky behaviour in sex workers’ clients heightens HIV risk


July 11th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Half the male clients of sex workers in Mexico's Tijuana - a place with a thriving sex industry and a popular destination for US and foreign sex tourists ... Read more...

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Black gay men ‘at increased HIV risk’


June 30th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Black gay men are at an increased risk of contracting HIV, claims a new study.The study concedes that such males have less choice when it comes to sexual ... Read more...

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Male circumcision cuts HIV risk


April 15th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Male circumcision reduces the risk of contracting HIV in heterosexual men, concludes a new study."Research on the effectiveness of male circumcision for preventing HIV in heterosexual men is ... Read more...

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Prisoners share shaving blades, face HIV risk: Parliament report


February 26th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A parliamentary standing committee on the implementation of prison reforms in its report Thursday said that the prisoners risk HIV and other diseases as they share shaving ... Read more...

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Finally, anti-HIV microbicides research gives hope


February 25th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantThe anti-HIV microbicides research has finally given a positive outcome - the microbicides gel PRO2000 under research showed 30% reduction of HIV transmission in the human clinical trials.Women who were ... Read more...

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World AIDS DAY - 1 December 2008


December 1st, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Today is World AIDS Day. A day set by the health ministers around the world to engender a spirit of social tolerance and greater awareness of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus and Acquired Immune ... Read more...

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Circumcision doesnt reduce gay mens HIV risk


October 8th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): There is insufficient evidence that circumcision reduces the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or other sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men, ... Read more...

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Abused Indian married women at higher HIV risk


August 13th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Indian women who face physical and sexual violence from their husbands have an increased risk of HIV infection, compared with women who are not abused by their ... Read more...

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Abstinence holds different meaning to teenagers, adults


August 7th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): While more and more adults are enrolling their kids into abstinence-only programs to keep in check their sexual activities, a new study has revealed that the term ... Read more...

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Adults, teens interpret abstinence in different ways


August 7th, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Teens and adults interpret abstinence differently, which explains why such programmes are unable to prevent teenage sexual activity, according to a new study. "Interventions that have been created ... Read more...

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Vaginal infection may increase HIV risk


August 1st, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) A common vaginal infection may expose women to greater risk of HIV, according to a study by North Carolina University. Analysis of 23 published studies, including data from ... Read more...

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Sex counselling during drug addiction program may help cut HIV transmission


July 12th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A study conducted by experts from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) suggests that sexual behaviour counselling during drug addiction treatment may ... Read more...

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Appropriate treatment dramatically lowers baby HIV risk


May 7th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by admin
London, May 7 (ANI): Appropriate treatment can slash the risk of HIV being passed on from mother to child, says a new study.The study, which emphasises, the need for appropriate treatment ... Read more...

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Society stigmatises HIV/AIDS afflicted women worldwide: survey


April 1st, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 1 (IANS) HIV positive women face strikingly high levels of stigma, besides gross social and gender inequalities worldwide, according to a survey. The online survey, conducted for the Foundation ... Read more...

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Ingredient in human semen may enhance HIV risk 100,000-fold


December 14th, 2007 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists have identified a protein in human semen that increases the risk of HIV infection up to 100,000-fold.German researchers at the University Clinic of Ulm have found ... Read more...

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Gays in developing countries at dramatically higher HIV risk than other population


December 1st, 2007 - 2:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 1 (ANI): Amid reports of a higher likelihood of AIDS affliction among homosexual men in developing countries, the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) has called on policymakers to put aside ... Read more...

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One in five Brits indulge in holiday flings


November 14th, 2007 - 10:20 am ICT by admin
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