Archive for the ‘Sexual Health / STDs’ Category

Ingredient in Semen Dramatically Increases HIV Infection

Monday, December 17th, 2007

(Ivanhoe Newswire) – An ingredient in semen could be to blame for most HIV infections.

New research from Germany shows the ingredient – prostatic acidic phosphatase (PAP) – dramatically increases the ability of the HIV virus to cause infection. Scientists found when fragments of PAP are isolated from semen they form tiny fibers called amyloid fibrils. The fibrils catch particles of HIV and help them to penetrate target cells which significantly enhances the infection rate.

“We were not expecting to find an enhancer, and were even more surprised about the strength,” study author Frank Kirchhoff, University Clinic of Ulm, Germany, was quoted as saying. “Most enhancers have maybe a two- or three-fold effect, but here the effect was amazing—more than 50-fold and, under certain conditions, more than 100,000-fold. At first, I didn’t believe it, but we ran the experiment over and over, always with the same result.”

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Culture shock: Consumer-directed health care slow to catch on

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Doctors agree on the basic tenets of medical professionalism, but they frequently fail to live up to those ideals in practice, according to a survey of more than 1,600 physicians in the Dec. 4 Annals of Internal Medicine.

Nearly all of the physicians surveyed agreed doctors should use medical resources appropriately, tell patients the truth, minimize disparities, see patients regardless of their ability to pay, maintain board certifications, evaluate peers’ care, avoid sex with patients, work on quality initiatives, disclose conflicts of interest, report impaired or incompetent physicians, and report medical errors.

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Survey: Physicians falling short on professionalism

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Doctors agree on the basic tenets of medical professionalism, but they frequently fail to live up to those ideals in practice, according to a survey of more than 1,600 physicians in the Dec. 4 Annals of Internal Medicine.

Nearly all of the physicians surveyed agreed doctors should use medical resources appropriately, tell patients the truth, minimize disparities, see patients regardless of their ability to pay, maintain board certifications, evaluate peers’ care, avoid sex with patients, work on quality initiatives, disclose conflicts of interest, report impaired or incompetent physicians, and report medical errors.

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Fight over physician quality ratings moves to Massachusetts

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Doctors agree on the basic tenets of medical professionalism, but they frequently fail to live up to those ideals in practice, according to a survey of more than 1,600 physicians in the Dec. 4 Annals of Internal Medicine.

Nearly all of the physicians surveyed agreed doctors should use medical resources appropriately, tell patients the truth, minimize disparities, see patients regardless of their ability to pay, maintain board certifications, evaluate peers’ care, avoid sex with patients, work on quality initiatives, disclose conflicts of interest, report impaired or incompetent physicians, and report medical errors.

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Viagra vs Levitra vs Cialis - Review

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Viagra vs Levitra vs Cialis - Review

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HIV Infected Men Shift their Behavior

Friday, December 7th, 2007

(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Men diagnosed with HIV are choosing only to have unprotected sex with those who also have the disease, according to new research. Study authors say this is a dramatic shift in thinking for men with HIV.

Research shows that men prior to HIV infection have unprotected intercourse acts with HIV-negative or HIV-unknown partners 75 percent of the time. But after a man is diagnosed with HIV, they change their behavior. The new study reveals following a diagnosis, HIV infected men have intercourse 97 percent of the time with other HIV infected individuals. This is important because the first month after infection is when someone has the highest levels of HIV circulating in their blood.

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Arthritis In Dog Treatment

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

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Info On Arthritis

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

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Rheumatoid Arthritis History

Friday, November 30th, 2007

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Using a spermicide with a barrier method gives (Baby Allergies)

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

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