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HPV May Cause A Genital Infection That Leads To Cancer, And Not Just Cervical

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Medical Daily, Jul 2, 2016 04:40 PM The authors of a new study published in Cancer, Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention looked at 34 years of data on nearly 3 million women. And it turns out, women with HPV are at risk for more than cervical cancer. The study’s findings suggest that women with HPV are at long-lasting risk for anogenital cancers too. Lead study author Susanne Krüger Kjær...

Flux study first report: drug use among gay men and bisexual men

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Kirby Institute, May 2016 The Flux Study, a study of drug use (and non-use) among gay and bisexual men, has recently released its first annual report. Flux is a cohort study of 2251 men, including over 1700 who are being followed at 6-monthly intervals. It identifies: risk factors, prevalence, incidence, and associated harms of drug use; the role of gay community norms in individuals’...

For African migrants in Europe, destitution shapes sexual behaviour and HIV risk

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nam, 1 December 2015 For African migrants recently arrived in France, periods without a residence permit, secure housing or enough money are very common and are associated with transactional and casual sexual relationships, especially in women, Annabel Desgrées du Loû and colleagues report in AIDS. Moreover one third of those living with HIV seroconverted after arriving in the country and the...

Why do certain hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of HIV?

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American Society for Microbiology, 1st September 2015 In recent years, evidence has been building that injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera or DMPA) is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection. Now a study published in the September 1st issue of mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, provides a biological...

How patterns of injecting drug use evolve in a cohort of PWID

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Australian Institute of Criminology, June 2015
This study examines some of the ways in which injecting drug use evolves over time in a cohort of People Who Inject Drugs. It shows shifts in the settings in which cohort members reported buying and using their drugs. These shifts have important implications for the harms experienced by PWID, and the wider community.
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Oral contraceptive use and mortality

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ABC Radio National Health Report, Monday 2 February 2015 5:53PM Researchers from Boston have followed 120,000 female nurses for around 40 years, looking at their health and wellbeing, including their contraception and comparing that to cause and age at death. They wanted to find out whether oral contraceptive use is associated with total and cause specific mortality. Read transcript or download...

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