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Gene therapy shows promise in reducing HIV

An early stage trial of Sangamo BioSciences Inc's HIV treatment found that the gene therapy reduced levels of the virus and...

CORRECTION: Bachmann HPV vaccine comments 'toxic': US doctors

No matter how much the U.S. medical community challenges the suggestion by presidential candidate Michele Bachmann that a...

Bachmann HPV vaccine comments 'toxic': US doctors

No matter how much the U.S. medical community challenges the suggestion by presidential candidate Michele Bachmann that a...

Smokers don't make better lovers

Lighting up could be slowing you down in the bedroom, suggests a new study. Men who successfully stopped smoking improved...

IUDs almost halve risk of cervical cancer: study

Contrary to popular belief, intrauterine contraceptive devices might actually protect women against developing cervical cancer...

Failing erections may point to heart problems

Impotence could be a harbinger of heart disease in some men, according to a fresh look at the medical literature that found...

Green-glowing cats are new tool in AIDS research

U.S. scientists have developed a strain of green-glowing cats with cells that resist infection from a virus that causes feline...

Cash crunch hits Swaziland AIDS patients: MSF

An acute government funding crisis in Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, is disrupting supplies of HIV/AIDS drugs...

Pre-chewed food may pose HIV threat to infants

A new study from South Africa found that more than two-thirds of mothers and other caregivers pre-chew food for their infants...

Wisconsin clinic warns patients of possible exposure

A Wisconsin health clinic said on Monday it was notifying all 2,345 patients seen by a former employee over the past five...

REFILE: US researchers broke rules in Guatemala syphilis study

U.S. government researchers must have known they were violating ethical standards by deliberately infecting Guatemalan prison...

US to shed light on Guatemala syphilis experiment

A U.S. presidential commission will release on Monday its findings on a government research project that deliberately infected...

Extend STD treatment beyond patients, say ob-gyns

American obstetrician-gynecologists are pushing to extend their reach to the sexual partners of women treated for gonorrhea...

Glaxo HPV vaccine protects women from anal cancer

A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer offered strong protection against anal cancer in a large study of women in Costa Rica,...

REFILE: Doctors screen for cervical cancer too often: study

Most doctors opt for screening women for cervical cancer more often than guidelines suggest, according to a new study. Researchers...

Doctors screen for cervical cancer too often: study

Most doctors opt for screening women for cervical cancer more often than guidelines suggest, according to a new study. Researchers...

Girls at risk of HIV boost self esteem at camp

The camp in the state of Virginia has no traditional activities such as fishing or swimming but it provides young girls with...

FDA approves Gilead's once-daily HIV pill

Regulators approved a once-daily HIV pill by Gilead Sciences Inc, giving a new source of revenue to the leading maker of...

New York City schools to make sex education mandatory

New York City public schools will teach mandatory sex education classes to all middle- and high school students, part of...

After prostate surgery, some men leak during sex

Incontinence during sex is a long-lasting problem for roughly one in eight men who've had their prostate removed due to cancer,...

Young gay men who use meth may risk HIV

Young gay and bisexual men who use methamphetamine are more likely to take sexual risks that boost their chances of contracting...

HIV infections in U.S. stable but disparities exist

The number of Americans newly infected with HIV remained stable between 2006 and 2009, but infections rose nearly 50 percent...

HIV epidemics emerge in M. East, N. Africa: study

Epidemics of HIV are emerging among gay and bisexual men in the Middle East and North Africa and high levels of risky sexual...

Syphilis up among minority gay, bisexual men

The rising U.S. syphilis rate appears to be disproportionately striking minority gay and bisexual men, the U.S. Centers for...

Boys who masturbate likelier to have safe sex?

Masturbation could play an important role in sexual self-awareness and condom use in teenage boys, according to a new report....

Take-home chlamydia tests tied to more screening

Women at risk for chlamydia infections are more likely to get tested if they can do it at home instead of going to a clinic,...

Life expectancy rises with AIDS therapy in Uganda

Ugandan HIV and AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral "cocktail" therapy can expect to live nearly as long as their compatriots...

Wife battering, sexual abuse get attention in Gaza

Most safe-houses in the Gaza Strip are meant to provide protection for armed militants on Israel's target list. Now Gaza...

Men who buy sex commit more crimes: study

Men who pay for sex are more likely than men who do not pay for sex to commit a variety of offenses including violent crimes...

Tests start on HIV biotech drug grown in tobacco

In a first for European drug research, scientists have launched a clinical trial of an anti-HIV biotech medicine produced...

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