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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820706/high-prevalence-of-treponema-pallidum-infection-in-brazilian-prisoners
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Maisa Estopa Correa, Julio Croda, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta de Castro, Sandra Maria do Valle Leone de Oliveira, Maurício Antonio Pompilio, Ronaldo Omizolo de Souza, Júlio Henrique Ferreira de Sá Queiroz, Kesia Esther da Silva, Albert L Ko, Simone Simionatto
The number of new syphilis cases in Brazil has risen alarmingly in recent years. However, there is limited data regarding syphilis prevalence in the Brazilian prison population. To facilitate the development of effective interventions, a cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of Treponema pallidum infection, active syphilis, and associated risk factors among Brazilian prisoners. We administered a questionnaire to a population-based sample of prisoners from 12 prisons in Central-West Brazil and collected sera for syphilis testing, from January to December 2013...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810414/body-image-and-sexual-orientation-the-experiences-of-lesbian-and-bisexual-women
#2
Marie L Smith, Elina Telford, Jeremy J Tree
Western cultures promote a thin and curvaceous ideal body size that most women find difficult to achieve by healthy measures, resulting in poor body image and increased risk for eating pathology. Research focusing on body image in lesbian and bisexual women has yielded inconsistent results. In total, 11 lesbian and bisexual women were interviewed regarding their experiences with body image. Interpretative phenomenological analysis revealed that these women experienced similar mainstream pressures to conform to a thin body ideal...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800290/factor-structure-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-italian-version-of-the-homosexuality-scale-of-the-trueblood-sexual-attitudes-questionnaire
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Emanuele Fino, Marta Giuliani, Luca Pierleoni, Gaetano Gambino, Valentina Cosmi, Chiara Simonelli
The aim of the present study was to translate the Homosexuality scale of the Trueblood Sexual Attitudes Questionnaire in Italian language, and assess its factor structure and psychometric properties in Italian psychology students. The questionnaire was originally developed and validated in U.S. college students, and later in Turkish social work students, showing high internal consistency. It measures attitudes towards several sexual practices and behaviours, regarding self and others. Particularly, the Homosexuality scale measures attitudes towards different sexual and romantic practices with people of the same sex...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799888/challenging-the-black-church-narrative-race-class-and-homosexual-attitudes
#4
Yasmiyn A Irizarry, Ravi K Perry
In recent years, scholars have pointed to the black church as the driving force behind blacks' more conservative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered (LGBT) attitudes. Although evidence suggests a robust association between religiosity and LGBT attitudes, contemporary scholarship has not examined the role of class or the extent to which religiosity actually explains these trends. Using the 2004-2012 waves of the General Social Survey, we find that class moderates in the effect of race on negative LGBT attitudes, resulting in a noticeably larger gap between middle class blacks and whites than in the top or the bottom of the class distribution...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796293/il7ra-polymorphisms-are-not-associated-with-aids-progression
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Luz María Medrano, José Luis Jiménez, María A Jiménez-Sousa, Amanda Fernández-Rodíguez, Mónica Gutiérrez-Rivas, José María Bellón, José Ramón Blanco, Alexy Inciarte, Mª Ángeles Muñoz-Fernández, Salvador Resino
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to determine whether α-chain of the IL-7 Receptor (IL7RA) polymorphisms (rs10491434, rs6897932, and rs987106) are associated with the clinical pattern of AIDS progression in ART-naïve HIV-infected patients. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional study in 673 HIV-infected patients who were classified into three groups according to the clinical pattern of AIDS progression (188 long-term non-progressors (LTNPs), 334 moderate progressors (MPs), and 151 rapid progressors (RPs))...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793783/characterization-of-a-novel-hiv-1-second-generation-recombinant-form-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-beijing-china
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Chen Wang, Yan Wang, Desheng Kong, Ruolei Xin, Weisi Xu, Yi Feng, Yiming Shao, Liying Ma
Co-circulation of multiple subtypes in same population contributes significantly to the emergence of recombinant viruses. BJ2015EU19, a novel CCR5-tropic HIV-1 second-generation recombinant virus,was isolated from a man who has sex with man in Beijing, China. Phylogenetic analysis of the near full-length genome showed that BJ2015EU19 was consisted of seven fragments from CRF01_AE and CRF07_BC. There were six recombinant breakpoints in the pol, vpu, env and nef genes of BJ2015EU19,which were different from the other circulating recombinant forms and unique recombinant forms...
August 10, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792993/prevalence-risk-factors-and-hepatitis-b-immunization-helping-fill-the-gap-on-hepatitis-b-epidemiology-among-homeless-people-goi%C3%A3-nia-central-brazil
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Paulie Marcelly Ribeiro Dos Santos Carvalho, Marcos André de Matos, Regina Maria Bringel Martins, Raquel Silva Pinheiro, Karlla Antonieta Amorim Caetano, Márcia Maria de Souza, Megmar Aparecida Dos Santos Carneiro, Sheila Araujo Teles
Data are limited in Brazil on hepatitis B infection among homeless individuals, a marginalized population with high risk of sexually transmissible infections (STI), including hepatitis B. The aim of this study was to investigate hepatitis B epidemiology in homeless persons lodged in a public shelter in Goiânia, Central Brazil. From August 2014 to June 2015, 353 individuals were interviewed and tested for markers of HBV infection. Overall HBV prevalence was 21.8% (95%CI: 17,82-26,41), and 19,5% (95%CI: 15,75-24,0) showed a serological profile of previous HBV vaccination...
August 7, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767020/personality-and-its-relation-to-mental-and-psychosocial-health-in-emerging-adult-sexual-minority-men-the-p18-cohort-study
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Paul A D'Avanzo, Staci C Barton, Farzana Kapadia, Perry N Halkitis
Personality disorder and personality pathology encompass a dimension of psychological dysfunction known to severely impact multiple domains of functioning. However, there is a notable dearth of research regarding both the pervasiveness and correlates of personality pathology among young sexual minority males who themselves experience heightened mental health burdens. Using the self-report version of the Standardized Assessment of Personality-Abbreviated Scale we tested associations between distinct personality characteristics with sociodemographic and psychosocial factors as well as mental health states in a sample of 528 young (aged 21-25 years) sexual minority men...
July 2017: Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763920/-an-analysis-of-factors-associated-with-timeliness-of-antiretroviral-therapy-initiation-among-newly-diagnosed-hiv-aids-from-2010-to-2014-in-china
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H L Tang, J Xu, J Han, J Li, Y R Mao
Objective: To analyze timeline of antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation among newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS from 2010 to 2014, as well as influencing factors. Methods: Data from the Chinese HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Response Information Management System was used to collect newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2014. Inclusion criteria of HIV/AIDS were confirmed cases and clinically diagnosed HIV positive, Chinese mainland cases, 14 years old and above, the first CD4(+)T lymphocyte ≤350 cells/μl in the follow up period...
August 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759324/non-suicidal-self-injury-sexuality-concerns-and-emotion-regulation-among-sexually-diverse-adolescents-a-multiple-mediation-analysis
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Gloria Fraser, Marc Stewart Wilson, Jessica Anne Garisch, Kealagh Robinson, Madeleine Brocklesby, Tahlia Kingi, Angelique O'Connell, Lynne Russell
Objectives Despite increasing interest in the prevalence and correlates of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) in adolescent populations, relatively few studies have examined NSSI among lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents. The current study explored sexuality concerns and elevated emotion dysregulation as potential mechanisms underlying the relationship between sexual orientation elevated non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Methods A community sample of 1799 adolescents completed a questionnaire assessing NSSI, sexual orientation, sexuality concerns, and emotion regulation...
July 31, 2017: Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753396/young-men-s-disclosure-of-same-sex-behaviors-to-healthcare-providers-and-the-impact-on-health-results-from-a-us-national-sample-of-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Nathan W Stupiansky, Adrian Liau, Joshua Rosenberger, Susan L Rosenthal, Wanzhu Tu, Shan Xiao, Holly Fontenot, Gregory D Zimet
Many men who have sex with men (MSM) do not disclose their same sex behaviors to healthcare providers (HCPs). We used a series of logistic regression models to explore a conceptual framework that first identified predictors of disclosure to HCPs among young MSM (YMSM), and subsequently examined young men's disclosure of male-male sexual behaviors to HCPs as a mediator between sociodemographic and behavioral factors and three distinct health outcomes [HIV testing, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination]...
August 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722452/-lymphogranuloma-venereum
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Michaela Vyšatová
Lymphogranuloma venereum belongs to the sexually transmitted diseases. The disease is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serotypes L1, L2 and L3. In the beginning of the 21st century there has been observed a large increase in the incidence of this disease in the world. There is a frequent co-occurrence with other sexually transmitted diseases (HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, hepatitis C). Predominantly this disease affects homosexuals, in which case the first manifestation of the disease may be proctitis or proctocolitis...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719723/de-novo-hhv-8-tumors-induced-by-rituximab-in-autoimmune-or-inflammatory-systemic-diseases
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Amandine Perier, Léa Savey, Anne-Geneviève Marcelin, Philippe Serve, David Saadoun, Stéphane Barete
OBJECTIVES: HHV-8, also known as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) associated herpesvirus is involved in KS and other tumors comprising multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). Rituximab is currently used for treatment of several autoimmune or inflammatory diseases and humoral organ rejection. De novo HHV-8 induced tumors by rituximab used for autoimmune or inflammatory diseases or humoral organ rejection have not been reported. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we report clinical, virological and pathology of five HIV-negative male patients with HHV-8-induced tumors following rituximab therapy...
July 18, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711223/role-of-sexuality-in-body-integrity-identity-disorder-biid-a%C3%A2-cross-sectional-internet-based-survey-study
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Rianne M Blom, Sija J van der Wal, Nienke C Vulink, Damiaan Denys
BACKGROUND: Body integrity identity disorder (BIID)-a strong desire for amputation or paralysis-is often accompanied by feelings and cognitions of sexual arousal, although this sexual component has been largely neglected in the recent literature. AIM: To examine the presence of BIID-related sexual arousal in subjects with BIID and explore clinical and demographic variables of subjects with BIID who do and do not possess this sexual arousal. METHODS: Eighty individuals with BIID responded to an internet-based survey we created...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708808/hiv-viral-load-suppression-in-adults-and-children-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-results-from-the-iedea-collaboration
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Awachana Jiamsakul, Azar Kariminia, Keri N Althoff, Carina Cesar, Claudia P Cortes, Mary-Ann Davies, Viet Chau Do, Brian Eley, John Gill, Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, Daisy Maria Machado, Richard Moore, Hans Prozesky, Elizabeth Zaniewski, Matthew Law
BACKGROUND: Having 90% of patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and achieving an undetectable viral load (VL) is one of the 90:90:90 by 2020 targets. In this global analysis, we investigated the proportions of adult and paediatric patients with VL suppression in the first three years after ART initiation. METHODS: Patients from the IeDEA cohorts who initiated ART between 2010 and 2014 were included. Proportions with VL suppression (<1000 copies/mL) were estimated using: (i) strict intention-to-treat (ITT) - loss to follow-up (LTFU) and dead patients counted as having detectable VL; and (ii) modified ITT - LTFU and dead patients were excluded...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704375/the-effect-of-the-promiscuity-stereotype-on-opposition-to-gay-rights
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David Pinsof, Martie G Haselton
Opposition to gay rights is prevalent in countries around the world. Recent correlational research suggests that opposition to gay rights may be driven by an interaction between one's own short-term mating orientation (i.e. willingness to engage in casual sex) and representations of gay people as sexually promiscuous. Here, we experimentally manipulated representations of gay men by randomly assigning participants to read one of two versions of a fictitious newspaper article, one of which contained faux scientific evidence confirming the stereotype that gay men are promiscuous, and the other containing faux scientific evidence refuting the stereotype...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704207/the-adult-male-rape-victim-forensic-description-of-a-series-of-57-cases
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Michelangelo Bruno Casali, Elisa Palazzo, Alberto Blandino, Alessio Battistini, Francesca Motta, Alessandra Kustermann, Cristina Cattaneo
A retrospective analysis on 57 adult male victims of sexual violence has been performed. Age, nationality and anamnesis of the victims, location of the assault, type of violence, number and identity of the assailants, presence of physical injuries, lapse of time between the assault and the request of medical assistance, and toxicological and semen detection tests were analyzed. Victims were mostly in the 31- to 40-year age group. Ten victims referred themselves as either active homosexuals or bisexuals. Forced oral and/or anal penetration was registered in 86...
September 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698022/sexual-orientation-and-neurocognitive-ability-a-meta-analysis-in-men-and-women
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Yin Xu, Sam Norton, Qazi Rahman
The cross-sex-shift hypothesis predicts that homosexual men and women will be similar in certain neurobehavioral traits to their opposite-sex counterparts. Accordingly, it predicts that homosexual men should perform in the direction of heterosexual women, and homosexual women in the direction of heterosexual men, on neurocognitive tests that show normative sex differences. We conducted a meta-analysis on the relationship between sexual orientation and cognitive performance, and tested the effects of potential moderating variables separately by sex...
July 8, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693084/-survey-of-hiv-1-drug-resistance-threshold-in-shandong-province-in-2013-2015
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X G Sun, H Y Yu, S L Su, B Lin, J H Li, L Lin, X R Tao, Y S Qian, D M Kang, H Xing
Objective: To survey the prevalence of drug resistant HIV-1 in Shandong province in 2013-2015. Methods: WHO truncated sequential sampling technique was adopted by using 77 and 53 samples of newly diagnosed as HIV-1 positive and aged 16-25 years in Shandong province in 2013 and 2015. RNA was prepared and HIV-1 pol region was amplified by RT-PCR and nested PCR. Pol genetic mutation associated with drug resistance was analyzed. Results: The success rates for sequence acquisition of the survey were 100% (77/77) and 94% (50/53) in 2013 and 2015, and the main subtype was CRF01_AE...
July 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691575/performance-power-and-condom-use-reconceptualised-masculinities-amongst-western-male-sex-tourists-to-thailand
#20
Simon Bishop, Mark Limmer
Each year large numbers of Western men travel to Thailand for sex tourism. Although many will use condoms during their sexual encounters, others will not, potentially exposing themselves to the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Although sex tourism in Thailand has been well documented, the social drivers underpinning voluntary sexual risk-taking through the avoidance of condoms remain poorly understood. Engaging with R.W. Connell's concept of hegemonic masculinity and drawing on data collected from 1237 online discussion board posts and 14 face-to-face interviews, this study considers the ways in which understandings and performances of masculinities may inform the sexual risk-taking behaviours of Western male sex tourists...
July 10, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
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