Category Archives: HEALTH
An exclusive glimpse at MF 2011 list of the world’s fittest men. Including Alex O’Loughlin, Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans, Kellan Lutz.
HIV drugs reduce risk to partners
A new research trial has shown that if a HIV-positive person follows an effective antiretroviral therapy regimen, the risk of transmitting the virus to their uninfected sexual partner can be reduced by 96%.
The trial involved more than 1,700 couples in which one partner was HIV positive and the other was HIV negative. The couples were from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the US. The trial was carried out by the US National Institutes of Health.
The reduction of sexual transmission of HIV was so significant that the trial was stopped three to four years ahead of schedule.
“This is a crucial development because we know that sexual transmission accounts for about 80% of all new infections,” commented Dr Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO). [READ MORE]
Fit-to-lead Congressman Aaron Schock has a plan to change America, one set of crunches at a time
By Stephen Perrine, Photographs by Martin Schoeller, Posted Date: May 6, 2011
It’s early spring in Washington, D.C., and the cherry blossoms lining the Tidal Basin are bursting like kernels of popcorn, lending a fairy-tale feel to the nation’s bastion of power. But to catch a glimpse of the real Washington in action, you’d better arrive early. If you hit the street before 8 a.m., you may see the fittest man in Congress, U.S. Representative Aaron Schock of Illinois, clocking in for his 5-mile run—the conclusion of a morning fitness routine that starts in the House gym at 6:30 every weekday morning. [READ MORE: MEN'S HEALTH]
London Police have charged a 33-year-old HIV positive man with aggravated sexual assault and are concerned the suspect may have had sexual encounters with other unsuspecting women.
33-year-old Daniel Gracie is accused of having sex with a woman in February 2010 and not telling her he had HIV, something Police say he had known since 2002. The woman, whose name has not been released, is now HIV positive.
Police say the man may have had unprotected sex with others after he was advised of his condition in 2002.
Police are asking anyone who may have had contact with Daniel Gracie to contact the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Confidential counseling and testing for HIV is available through a family doctor or the Middlesex London Health Unit at 519-663-5446.
Daniel Gracie is currently in custody at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre and is scheduled for a bail hearing in London on May 9, 2011.
Police are opposing his release in the interest of public safety.
LOCAL RESOURCE: AIDS Committee of London
CHECK OUT THE LET’S MOVE CAMPAIGN!
Beyonce’s new video for her part in the national “Let’s Move” campaign she joined forces with First Lady Michelle Obama on is here.
While the First Lady is trekking around the country helping kids and schools find ways to keep the kiddies fit, Beyonce offered her bedazzled 2 cents and remade her “Get Me Bodied” track into a video fitness routine for the kids. [SOURCE]
Every 10 minutes, someone in the United States is infected with HIV. A preventive vaccine against HIV offers the best long-term hope to end this worldwide epidemic. Finding a safe and effective HIV vaccine that will protect people is a huge task. We cannot do it without your help.
* We are currently seeking 1350 men who have sex with men to participate in a vaccine trial.
* You cannot become infected with HIV from the vaccines
* The study will take place in several cities in the United States.
Safety is a primary goal of the vaccine trial. This is a Phase II study, designed to yield limited information on the effectiveness of the vaccine. The research vaccines have been found to be safe in animals and hundreds of humans in previous trials. One of the vaccines is made from an inactivated cold virus known as an adenovirus. The vaccines do NOT contain the HIV virus, and CANNOT cause HIV infection. Since these vaccines are still being researched, we urge all of our participants to practice safe sex.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned as early as April of 2007 that the organism that causes gonorrhea has been growing ever more resistant to currently available treatments. As the number of available effective drugs capable of curing the disease dwindles, the prospects grow for the sexually transmitted infection to reach “superbug” status–meaning that it will be all but incurable.
The CDC’s report of three years ago noted that the newer, more resistant strain of the disease accounted for around 25% of new cases in major cities such as Philadelphia and San Francisco. At the same time, infection rates have been climbing in the gay community, according to studies. [FULL STORY]