Programs to prevent HIV in transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infection but better care and treatment of this vulnerable population is still needed, especially among those of lower income or people of color, according to a new Rutgers study.
New data show that many LGBTQ teens prefer emerging identity labels that are driven by the teens themselves, says Ryan Watson, co-author of a study published today.
The media have become key agents of socialization in the construction of teenagers' and young people's identities. In particular, media representations of sexuality and love become informal educational agents of the first order on these issues.
Using HIV genetic data, researchers discovered that transgender women in Los Angeles are at higher risk of being in an HIV transmission network than men who have sex with men. In addition, cisgender men in these clusters should be considered at higher risk for HIV than previously thought.
George Mason University's Yuntao Wu's research team has identified a measurable indicator that could prove instrumental in the fight against HIV. The research recently published in Science Advances, focuses on cofilin, a key protein that regulates cells to mobilize and fight against infection. HIV patients have "significantly lower" levels of cofilin phosphorylation--but by stimulating the T cells with additional therapeutics, researchers could modulate the levels of cofilin activity needed to restore T cell mobility.
Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and/or gender identity. New research from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut indicates that high percentages of LGBTQ youth are also teased and bullied because of their body weight -- in some cases at higher rates than previous reports of weight-based bullying in heterosexual youth.
Given the increasing depiction of sex, violence and alcohol use in US media over recent decades, researchers sought to learn if such a 'culture of corruption' would influence an American adaptation of a TV show that originated as Spanish-language telenovela. In a pilot study, the researchers found that the US remake 'Jane the Virgin,' adapted from 'Juana la Virgin,' features more risk behavior and less healthy behavior than the original.
Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV is an antiretroviral pill that is over 90 percent effective in preventing HIV acquisition when taken as prescribed. A new Perspective, published in the Feb. 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, examines clinicians' concerns and biases toward prescribing PrEP and suggests strategies to mitigate those biases.
Using eye tracking technology, ECU researchers have demonstrated that people don't need to mindfully look at the eyes of their audience to be perceived as making eye contact during face-to-face conversation. Simply gazing somewhere around the face or head will suffice.
A new, robust study conducted by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that rates of long-acting, reversible contraception went up by 21.6 percent in the 30 days after the presidential election compared to rates at the same time of year in 2015.