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New test to improve HIV diagnosis in poor countries

Scientists have come up with a test for the virus that causes AIDS that is ten times more sensitive and a fraction of the...

Wait longer between Pap tests, ob-gyns say

Most women can wait three to five years between Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer, according to guidelines released...

Like girls, U.S. boys may be hitting puberty earlier

Boys in the United States may be entering puberty earlier than in generations past, a new study has found - suggesting it's...

Women with genital cutting have poorer sex life

A new study confirms that women who were forced to undergo genital cutting as young girls have a poorer sex life years later....

Boy Scouts brace for release of sex abuse files

Thousands of pages of internal files from the Boy Scouts of America detailing cases of suspected or confirmed child molestation...

US Air Force encourages sex abuse reporting

The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday sent an email to every recruit who attended basic or technical training at a Texas base over...

Girls may not have riskier sex after HPV vaccination

Girls who had been vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) weren't more likely to get other sexually transmitted infections...

Indonesia acts to over-ride patents on HIV drugs

Indonesia's government has taken steps to over-ride patents for HIV drugs, following the lead of other Asian states that...

Drugmakers tackle health crisis of child sex abuse

Leading drugmakers will help set up psychological centers for victims of child sex abuse in an effort to counter the long-term...

HIV death rates fall, but disparities remain: study

New drug treatments have dramatically improved survival for people infected with HIV, but a new study finds that African...

Canada court says not revealing HIV not always a crime

Canada's top court said on Friday that failing to tell a sexual partner you have HIV is only sexual assault if there is "a...

Philippines defies church to push family planning

Philippine President Benigno Aquino is squaring off against his country's powerful Catholic church in a bid to give people...

Sex problems common with breast cancer drugs

Women treated with hormone-blocking drugs to stave off breast cancer recurrences are often dissatisfied with their sex lives,...

Poor HIV patients live longer with care beyond drugs

Patients stepping into Johns Hopkins University's HIV clinic in east Baltimore don't just see a doctor or get prescriptions...

Docs missing chances to prevent newborn syphilis

New York City doctors are sometimes missing valuable chances to prevent pregnant women from passing syphilis to their newborns,...

The ultimate trade-off: Eunuchs may live longer

A study of eunuchs in Korea's royal court has found men without testicles seem to live longer. Researchers looking at the...

Funding cuts imperil European fight against TB, HIV

Cuts in global funding for Eastern Europe and Central Asia are undermining the fight against tuberculosis (TB) and the AIDS...

Health benefits of gastric bypass persist for years

The short-term benefits of weight loss surgery are well known in severely obese people, but a new study finds that improvements...

Alabama's segregation for inmates with HIV faces court scrutiny

Alabama, one of two U.S. states that segregate inmates with HIV from the rest of their prison population, will seek to defend...

Analysis: Use of pill to prevent HIV may be limited in U.S

The first preventive pill for HIV has been hailed as a landmark in the fight against AIDS in the United States, but experts...

As circumcision rates drop, costs increase: study

As gaps in insurance coverage lead to fewer male babies being circumcised in the United States, related health costs could...

U.S. health panel likely to make HIV tests routine

A U.S. health panel may soon make HIV testing as standard a practice as checking cholesterol levels, a move that would fundamentally...

Oral sex not outstripping intercourse among U.S. youth: study

A federal study on the sexual behavior of young Americans released on Thursday countered a widespread belief that oral sex...

Only one gonorrhea drug left for routine cases-CDC

U.S. health officials are urging doctors to stop using a key antibiotic to treat routine cases of gonorrhea due to signs...

U.S. hands more control to S. Africa in AIDS fight

The United States and South Africa are to sign an agreement on funding for an anti-AIDS campaign that is symbolic of Pretoria's...

Kangaroo condoms get a hop on Olympic organisers

London Olympic organisers are investigating how a bucket of Australian-tagged condoms found its way into the athletes' village...

No evidence that sex spoils sport

The ancient Greeks believed athletes should avoid sex before sport, but modern Olympians and scientists are torn over the...

A monthly vaginal ring for HIV prevention?

Two large clinical trials in Africa are ramping up to test the effectiveness of a vaginal ring that releases an HIV-fighting...

Genital warts on the decline among Swedish women

Genital warts have been on the decline among women in Sweden after the country began offering subsidized HPV vaccinations...

Efforts to cut risky sexual behavior by U.S. teens stall

Efforts to reduce risky sexual behavior among U.S. high school students have stalled in the past decade and urgent action...

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