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Research shows 47% reduction in STIs among gay men who took doxycycline after sex

Research shows 47% reduction in STIs among gay men who took doxycycline after sex

, by Emily Land

Could taking a pill after sex reduce the risk of STIs? Antibiotics taken after sex reduce chlamydia and syphilis infections, but more evidence is needed before this STI prevention strategy can be recommended. Read More

Can a gel to prevent HIV be applied as a lube?

Can a gel to prevent HIV be applied as a lube?

, by Emily Land

New research finds that applicator-delivered rectal microbicides may deliver better coverage during anal sex. Read More

From TheBodyPRO.com—Vaginal Microbicides: Adherence Issues Strike Again

From TheBodyPRO.com—Vaginal Microbicides: Adherence Issues Strike Again

, by Emily Land

TheBodyPRO.com tells us why a major study on the effectiveness of an HIV prevention gel failed—and what this means for the future of vaginal microbicides. Read More

Semen Found to Impair Microbicide Efficacy

Semen Found to Impair Microbicide Efficacy

, by Emily Land

Topically applied microbicides intended to prevent HIV often fare poorly in clinical trials. New research suggests one reason why. Read More

Tenofovir Gel May Prevent Herpes Simplex Virus in Women

Tenofovir Gel May Prevent Herpes Simplex Virus in Women

, by Emily Land

Early data analyses from an HIV prevention trial shows that tenofovir may also decrease women's risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type-2. Read More