What you see is what you do: Risky behaviors linked to risk-glorifying media exposure
Exposure via the media to activities such as street racing, binge drinking and unprotected sex is linked to risk-taking behaviors and attitudes, according to a new analysis of more than 25 years of research.
Gay, bisexual men who have social anxiety tend to engage in risky sex
A Ryerson University HIV researcher has found a link between social anxiety and unsafe sexual activities among gay and bisexual men, some of whom are HIV-positive.
Risky sexual behavior among male clients of Tijuana sex workers heightens risk of HIV transmission
A study by a bi-national team of global health researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, examining HIV infection among male clients of female sex workers in Tijuana, has found that over half ...
Study finds social networks are key to city violence
A new study of gun violence in Chicago, led by Yale sociologist Andrew Papachristos, reveals that a person's social network is a key predictor in whether an individual will become a victim of gun homicide, even more so than ...
Research into adolescent sexual habits reveals surprising findings
Females are more likely to have an unprotected first sexual encounter than their male counterparts.
Computers can predict effects of HIV policies
Policymakers struggling to stop the spread of HIV grapple with "what if" questions on the scale of millions of people and decades of time. They need a way to predict the impact of many potential interventions, ...
Study examines how sexual agreements affect HIV risk, relationship satisfaction
A new study examining the relationship dynamics of gay male couples finds that couples make "sexual agreements" -- rules about whether sex with outside partners is allowed -- primarily because they want to strengthen and ...
Condoms associated with moderate protection against herpes simplex virus 2
Condom use is associated with a reduced risk of contracting herpes simplex virus 2, according to a report based on pooled analysis of data from previous studies in the July 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
Prescribed erectile dysfunction drugs don't lead to risky sexual behavior: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite studies suggesting that erectile dysfunction drugs promote irresponsible sexual behavior, men who receive prescriptions for them are no more likely to engage in risky sex acts than men who do not ...
A new type of pill for emergency contraception
By year's end, U.S. women will have two types of emergency contraceptive pills to choose from.
US agency approves 'five-day-after' contraceptive pill
A US regulatory agency on Friday approved an emergency contraceptive pill that can prevent pregnancy if taken up to five days after unprotected sex.
China says HIV among migrant workers a concern
China's health minister said Tuesday he was concerned about the HIV/AIDS situation among migrant workers, but added the Asian nation had managed to contain the "fast spread" of the disease.
School-based program reduces risky sexual behaviors in South African teens
A school-based, six-session program targeting sexual risk behaviors appeared to reduce rates of unprotected sex and sex with multiple partners among South African sixth-graders, according to a report in the October issue ...
Guatemala STD study was 'wrong': US panel
The head of a bioethics commission convened by President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that a 1940s study of STDs using patients in Guatemala was wrong and that a US probe was continuing.