U.S. syphilis cases climbed for the seventh straight year in 2007, and increases in the disease among gay men and blacks largely contributed, government researchers reported Wednesday.
At least one in four teenage girls in the United States has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group.
After more than half a century of debate and bedroom exploration, a row about the location of the fabled G spot may be settled at last, the British weekly New Scientist says.
Several promising, large-scale trials trying to prevent the spread of HIV have produced sobering results, as researchers discussed at a meeting last week, but longer-term data on new treatments are proving encouraging.
Using a condom is still the safest protection against AIDS, United Nations health agencies said Friday after Swiss researchers claimed patients on retroviral drugs do not transmit the virus.
The AIDS virus has hideouts deep in the immune system that today’s drugs cannot reach. Now scientists finally have discovered how HIV builds one of those fortresses — and they are exploring whether a drug already used to fight a parasite in developing countries just might hold a key to break in.
AIDS patients who take effective retroviral drugs do not pass on the virus even through unprotected sex, Switzerland’s state commission on the disease claimed on Wednesday.
Researchers dedicated to finding a gel or cream that could work invisibly to protect women from AIDS the way a condom does said on Wednesday they got permission from Pfizer Inc. to use its newest HIV drug.
The majority of Taiwan’s male homosexuals surveyed recently in a Taiwan AIDS Foundation study do not use condoms while having oral sex with their partners, indicating insufficient awareness of HIV/AIDS among the gay community, the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday.
Health officials on Sunday began distributing millions of condoms to fight the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases during Brazil’s five-day Carnival.