2013 MAY 6 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- Investigators discuss new findings in Immune System Diseases and Conditions. According to news originating from Bethesda, Maryland, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "An alarming proportion of incident human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections worldwide occur in youth. In the United States, 69% of all new infections among youth occurred in young men who have sex with men (YMSM)."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, "Recent studies show the promise of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for preventing HIV infection, but research efforts suffer from disproportionately low representation of the youth who are most at risk. Youth-focused research is critical and should include behavioral, community, and biomedical interventions to create a comprehensive HIV prevention package. The many ethical, legal, and regulatory considerations in conducting HIV research among, and in providing care services to, youth must be addressed so that those at high risk and most likely to benefit can have unfettered access to safe and effective health-promoting interventions."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "YMSM and minority youth are at substantial HIV risk and urgently need effective HIV prevention tools for which the short and long-term benefits and risks have been carefully considered."
For more information on this research see: Preexposure Prophylaxis for Adolescents and Young Adults at Risk for HIV Infection: Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure? Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2013;56(8):1149-1155. Clinical Infectious Diseases can be contacted at: Oxford Univ Press Inc, Journals Dept, 2001 Evans Rd, Cary, NC 27513, USA. (Oxford University Press - www.oup.com/; Clinical Infectious Diseases - cid.oxfordjournals.org)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from J.E. Pace, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Natl Inst Child Hlth & Hum, Pediat Adolescent & Maternal AIDS Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, United States (see also Immune System Diseases and Conditions).
Keywords for this news article include: Bethesda, Maryland, HIV/AIDS, RNA Viruses, Retroviridae, United States, HIV Infections, Vertebrate Viruses, Risk and Prevention, Primate Lentiviruses, North and Central America, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Viral Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immune System Diseases and Conditions
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