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The New York Times' Well blog reports on a study published in Fertility and Sterility that examined the effects of chemical exposure on the fertility of males and females. Researchers tracked 501 couples who were trying to conceive over a period of 4 years and took urine specimens for analysis. They found...
"The first confirmed case of a woman contracting HIV from another woman during sex was reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week," according to the Los Angeles Times. The report states that "the two women involved were in a monogamous relationship for six months. At the...

New Developments in HIV Research

New Study Finds Gel Protects Monkeys from HIV

A new article in The New York Times reports that "that monkeys can be protected against infection [HIV] with a vaginal gel even when it is used as long as three hours after sex." The gel, containing raltegravir, an antiretroviral drug FDA approved for HIV treatment, was inserted 3 hours after monkeys...