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Study Finds 1 in 9 US Men Have Oral HPV
A recent study has found that 1 in 9 men living in the United States have oral HPV.
How Does HIV Affect the Brain?
Dr. Shibani Mukerji discusses how HIV affects the brain as part of a symposium at ID Week 2017.
Male Circumcision Programs: Beneficial for Women
A new literature review of 60 papers and studies finds that voluntary medical male circumcision programs in Africa also have benefits for women’s health.
NIAID Director Stresses HIV Vaccine
NIAID director Dr. Anthony S. Fauci stresses in a recent commentary that, from a practical standpoint, the development of a moderately effective HIV vaccine is “essential” to ending the pandemic.
HIV Cure Research Receives Financial Leg-Up from Gilead Sciences
A total of 5 HIV cure research initiatives will receive $7.5 million as recipients of Gilead’s HIV cure grants program.
Vaginal Microorganism <em>Lactobacillus iners</em> Linked with Chlamydia Risk
Recent research reveals that the composition of a woman’s vaginal microbial makeup—specifically, a preponderance of the bacteria Lactobacillus iners—may mean she’s more likely to be infected with Chlamydia trachomatis.
Condom Use Waning Among Younger Adults: Public Health Watch Report
One survey found that fewer than 60% of 18- to 24-year-olds regularly use condoms during sexual encounters.
Herpes Simplex Virus 2 and HIV—What's the Connection?
Having herpes simplex 2 puts individuals at greater risk of contracting HIV, and vice versa, largely due to increased genital ulceration and viral shedding.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?