“The Origins of AIDS” Book. Where did HIV come from?

Knowing how and where the infection of humans by HIV began is the source of numerous studies. Now, Jacques Pepin has written a book “The Origins of AIDS” (University Press), where he addresses this problem brilliantly. According to Pepin, the disease is the result of a jump in...

Rise in sexually transmitted diseases according to WHO last report

Experts have warned in the 46th edition of the spanish journal EIDON of an upturn in sexually transmitted diseases, as a result of the social and cultural changes derailing the efforts and decline achieved after the “hardest” years of the HIV epidemic. According to...

Sexually transmitted diseases found in 25% of sexually active teenagers in the United States

Programe based on creating a website, especially targeted at sexually active teenagers Around 1 in 4 sexually active teenagers in the United States are infected with a sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia or human papilloma virus; moreover, teenagers and young people...

Teenage pregnancy from 10 to 14 year olds in USA

Teenage pregnancy rates remain high in the United States, with 3108 pregnancies among adolescents aged between 10 and 14 years in 2013. Extensive studies show that pregnancies in teenagers have more risks that those in women aged 20 to 29 years old, particularly in regard to...

Sexually transmitted infections increase among homosexuals in England. Alarming statistics

A report from Public Health England on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for the year 2014, published on 23 June 2015, has revealed very alarming statistics on the prevalence of these infections among homosexuals (See previous article on this topic in the North American...

Does human papilloma virus vaccination encourage sexual promiscuity?

An ethical issue that often arises is to determine whether human papilloma virus, HPV vaccination could encourage sexual relations between adolescents who have been vaccinated. This was tackled in an extensive study published in JAMA (175; 617-623,2015), which concluded that...

Sexual abuse on the increase in English hospitals

Sexual abuse is on the increase in English hospitals. A total of 1615 attacks were recorded in three years (2011, 2012 and 2013), which is a 50% rise since 2011.  Statistics on sexual abuse reports in hospitals were released by 38 out of 45 UK police forces. They document 1,615...

HIV resistant people, the clue for a new treatment?

HIV resistant people and new  possibilities to treatment Even when HIV patients are properly treated, a virus reservoir always persists in their cells, which means that they must always be considered as chronic patients. However, four patients have been discovered, referred to as...

A call to action. Women sexual violence a review in 56 countries

Women sexual violence – 7.2% had suffered it! Women sexual violence is a serious problem that does not seem to be lessening. A systematic review (The Lancet 383; 1648-1654, 2014) evaluated the problem and provided extensive data on it. The review included 7231 studies, from...

Are there HIV resistant people?

HIV resistant. Three strange cases have been described of patients infected with HIV in whom the virus has not continued to replicate after stopping treatment. The first was described in 1999, and is known as the “Berlin patient”. Now, a further two cases have been reported, t...