Back in 1984, Robert Gallo, M.D., a biomedical researcher, discovered that acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) was caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Gallo has since helped develop a vaccine that is intended to cure AIDS and, in the 15 years since it was first developed, it is now poised to undergo its first human trial.
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AIDS Vaccine Undergoes First Human Trials
Sexual Transmission of Ebola Virus Is Shown To Be Possible
According to research conducted by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, in collaboration with the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research (LIBR), a suspected case of sexual transmission of the Ebola virus was confirmed using genomic analysis.
ASHA Develops Helpful Resource with Health Is Power Tool Kit
The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) has developed the Health Is Power tool kit, which is designed for use by organizations who are trying to better promote sexual health among young African American men (ages 18-30).
Half of General Practitioners Don't Know Sexual Identity of Their Gay and Bisexual Male Patients
A survey conducted in New Zealand shows that half of gay and bisexual men don't believe their general practitioner is aware of their sexual orientation. "This low level of awareness means that many gay and bisexual men are likely not being offered relevant care, such as HIV and STI tests, vaccination and advice about safe sex by their GP," lead author of the study, Adrian Ludlam, said in a pres
IUDs Are Having a Moment... But There Have Been Complications
In our latest issue of Contemporary Sexuality, we reported on the recent positive impact of several programs centered around long-acting reversible contraception. And indeed, it seems as if hormonal implants and IUDs are having a moment...
SIECUS Releases Its Latest Portrait of Sexuality Education in the United States
SIECUS announced in a press release that they have released their most recent edition of their annual publication, titled SIECUS State Profiles: A Portrait of Sexuality Education and Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs in the States, Fiscal Year 2014 Edition.
Sex Reassignment Now To Be Covered By Hundreds of U.S. Companies
CBS-DC reports that hundreds of U.S. companies are adding sex reassignment as a health insurance benefit. In fact, more than 415 out of about 780 firms surveyed say they cover related procedures that include hormone therapy and sex-reassignment surgeries.
Health Care Crisis Facing Bisexual People
The Human Rights Campaign recently released a report showing that bisexual adults face a surplus of physical, mental, and sexual health disparities.
New Survey Looks at Sexual Assault Rates on College Campuses
A new survey of college students conducted by the Association of American Universities (AAU) places a spotlight on the troublingly high incidences of sexual assault occuring on college campuses. This is one of the largest ever surveys focusing on sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
Research Shows Sex Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Attack
According to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, most heart disease patients can safely resume sexual activity after a heart attack without risk of inciting another one.