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Oral sex spreading new strains of super-gonorrhoea

According to two recent papers from the World Health Organization (WHO), oral sex is producing dangerous new strains of gonorrhoea, and decreased condom use is helping these new strains to spread. What is gonorrhoea Gonorrhoea (also sometimes...
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HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ because of new drugs

According to The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best known general medical journals, young people using the latest HIV drugs now have ‘near-normal’ life expectancy. The study, entitled “Survival of HIV-positive...
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WHO issues new guidance on HIV self-testing

In advance of World AIDS Day 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis. According to a new WHO progress report lack of an HIV diagnosis is a major...
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Zika Virus: What you need to know about the global outbreak

As the 2016 Olympic Games approach (August 5 – 21) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the World Health Organization (WHO) has downplayed public safety concerns regarding the spread of the Zika virus. Many have called for the Olympics to be postponed,...
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HIV Transmission: Facts and Fictions

The truth about HIV transmission Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can, over time, cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), for which there is currently no known cure or vaccine. HIV has existed in society since at...

Study finds that post-menopausal women remain sexually active

A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine has found that although the physical mechanics of sex may become a bit more difficult after menopause, most women will continue to be sexually...