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Suspected suicide attempts increased among adolescents during pandemic, CDC study finds

Suspected suicide attempts increased during the pandemic among adolescents, especially among females, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC found that visits to the emergency room for suspected suicide attempts increased among those ages 12-17 during the pandemic. The increase was more pronounced among females of that… Read More »

Self-stigma, especially around substance use, impedes HIV self-care among gay and bisexual men living with HIV who use drugs

A qualitative study sought to understand how internalised stigma affects HIV self-care among gay and bisexual men living with HIV who use substances. Men in this cohort experienced self-stigma stemming from multiple intersecting identities, including their HIV status, sexual orientation, race, effeminateness, poverty, and housing instability. Self-stigma around drug use was reported as the most… Read More »

Culturally tailored intervention results in fewer STIs and less condomless sex among Black women in criminal justice system

A randomised clinical trial found that Black justice-involved women who took part in an intervention to prevent STIs and HIV were 54% less likely to be diagnosed with an STI and reported 38% fewer acts of condomless anal and vaginal sex compared to the control group over one year of follow-up. The intervention featured themes… Read More »

Low CD4 cell count linked to increased risk of cancer among people with HIV in South Africa

Immune suppression is associated with an increased risk of numerous infection-related cancers among people with HIV in South Africa, investigators report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. There was a strong association between a lower CD4 cell count and the incidence of Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, cervical cancer and other cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV), as… Read More »

New Way to Prevent HIV and Substance Misuse Among Minority Youth?

A new program designed to reduce the risk of HIV acquisition and substance misuse among minority adolescents and young adults received a $ 1 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. Specifically, under the five-year grant, New York… Read More »