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Multiple factors explain why middle-aged heterosexuals with new sexual partners don’t use condoms

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nam/aidsmap New strategies and approaches are needed to address the sexual health needs of middle-aged heterosexuals starting new relationships, research published in Sexually Transmitted Infections suggests. The UK study involved men and women aged between 40 and 59 years with, or considering, new sexual partners after the break-up of a long-term relationship. In-depth interviews showed that...

“I’m never having sex with anybody ever again”: what helps PLHIV get over these feelings

nam/aidsmap, 27 January 2020 For people living with HIV, sexual adjustment after diagnosis is affected by fears of transmitting the virus and of possible rejection by sexual partners, new qualitative research shows. Healthy sexual adjustment over time is facilitated by partner acceptance; peer, community and professional support; and up-to-date knowledge of HIV transmission, including U=U...

New Bacterial Vaginosis Fact Sheet

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SHINE SA, May 2019 SHINE SA has recently produced a bacterial vaginosis fact sheet.  Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a condition where there are too many of a certain type of bacteria in the vagina. Bacteria which are normally present in small numbers can sometimes overgrow, causing bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection. Bacterial vaginosis can occur when...

HIV Futures 9: deadline extended, last chance to participate, closes 28th May

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The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University, May 2019 HIV Futures is a survey about health, treatments, work, finances, sex and relationships of people living with HIV (PLHIV). HIV Futures is run by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University, who are still seeking participants for HIV Futures 9. If you...

Special issue of Drugs and Alcohol Today: ChemSex – Apps, drugs and the right to pleasure

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Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019 This special edition of Drugs and Alcohol Today, entitled “Chemsex – Apps, drugs and the right to pleasure”, acknowledges an aspect of drug taking that is often ignored in the discourse on the “scourge” of drug abuse – that drugs enhance pleasure. Amidst the pleasure brought on by “chems”, there has been pain. Drug overdoses and deaths fuelled by a prohibition...

Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex

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The Guardian, Fri 15 Feb 2019 16.01 AEDT Making condoms available to teenagers at school does not make them more promiscuous – but neither does it reduce teenage pregnancy rates. According to a major review by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), giving out condoms in secondary schools does not increase sexual activity, or encourage young people to have sex at an earlier age. The research, thought to...

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