Posts Tagged ‘HIV’

The smokescreen putting young men’s health at risk

November 15th, 2012 Comments off

by Thomas Coy

How much worse do the risks of gay sex have to be before it rates the same public health warnings as smoking?

Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on HIV infection in the United States reveal some disturbing trends concerning gay males or, in CDC terminology, “men who have sex with men” (MSM). In recent data the CDC estimated that 61 percent of the 48,079 HIV infections diagnosed in 2010 occurred through male to male sexual contact.(1) According to the CDC data, sexual contact and injection drug use are the predominant means by which HIV is transmitted. Read more…

Self-control is the only magic bullet

May 16th, 2012 Comments off

by Carolyn Moynihan

This is not exactly family fare but it seems significant that the American Psychological Association is calling attention to the need for “behavioural approaches” along with medical interventions to prevent HIV infection. Read more…

The Pill’s deadly affair with HIV/AIDS

April 28th, 2010 2 comments

Interesting. Verrrrrrrrry interesting. It only makes sense that there would be consequences to putting foreign chemically junk in your body, right?

by Carolyn Moynihan

Why does HIV/AIDS strike more women than men globally? Why is sub-Saharan Africa the home of the world’s largest heterosexual HIV/Aids epidemic? Why does Thailand have an HIV infection rate of over one-in-100 adults, while Japan’s rate is 0.01 per cent and the Philippines’ 0.02 per cent? One answer to these questions can be found in an article published this week by the Population Research Institute deeply implicating hormonal contraception in the AIDS epidemic. Read more…

Hope, change and AIDS

December 2nd, 2009 Comments off

Matthew Hanley,

World AIDS Day 2009 reminds us once again of the failure of risk reduction strategies.

December 1, 2009 is World AIDS Day — the first in the era of “hope and change”. So it is a particularly good time to ponder how well “risk reduction” measures for AIDS control — the most emphasised approaches to preventing new HIV cases — produce change and generate hope. Read more…