Video clips, spicy soap operas, games slash STD rates in gay young men

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A novel online HIV prevention program with spicy soap operas and interactive games — like a rising thermometer of sexual risk — reduced sexually transmitted infections in gay young men by 40 percent, reports a Northwestern Medicine study. “That is a huge effect,” said lead author Brian Mustanski, director of The Institute for Sexual and […]

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Emotion: An important link to HIV prevention in black adolescents with mental illnesses

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Nearly half of all US adolescents aged 13 to 19 are sexually active. But black adolescents, who represent only 14 percent of that population, account for 63 percent of new cases of HIV among adolescents. In addition, it’s estimated that more than 2 million adolescents, many of whom are sexually active, experience a major depressive […]