African-Americans are still much more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than white Americans. A new paper on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African-American community shows that despite recent drops in HIV diagnoses across every population in the US, there are still great disparities between ethnic groups. The paper was led by Cato T. Laurencin of the University of Connecticut in the US and is published in Springer's Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
A study of HIV infection has identified a distinct group of men at risk of infection who have sex with other men, but are not open about their sexuality.
Although hookup apps require users to be 18 or older, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that more than 50 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual boys ages 14 to 17 met male sexual partners on apps such as Grindr and Scruff. It also was common for these teens to use the apps to connect with friends and find new gay, bisexual and queer friends and boyfriends, which sheds new light on who uses adult male hookup apps and why.
HIV patients on a single-tablet daily regimen had better outcomes than patients taking multiple pills per day, in a study that included a researcher at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston.
The unique, cosmopolitan sexual character of London's Soho should be preserved in the face of gentrification, a new study argues.
This survey comes five years after HRC's groundbreaking 2012 study of LGBTQ youth -- one of the first initiatives launched by the organization under Griffin's leadership. They comprise the most reliable data collected about the experiences of LGBTQ young people in America.
A study published in April in the journal Political Research Quarterly examined states that enacted policies against same-sex marriage, and found a correlation between these activities and a rising number of people who do not affiliate with a specific religion.
New research shows that same-sex mating among male insects is more likely to be due to incompetence rather than sexual preference. More than 100 species of insects engage in same-sex mating behavior, and in some species the same-sex mating is more common than heterosexual mating. The research team studied the red flour beetle to find out why.
The team theorizes that behavioral factors alone do not fully explain lesbian and bisexual women's greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, saying it may also be necessary to address the detrimental health impacts of minority stress.
A new study led by a UTSA researcher examines the social perceptions of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a medication to prevent HIV, among gay and bisexual men in Texas. Over a six-month period, UTSA assistant professor Phillip Schnarrs worked with education, health care and nonprofit partners to survey more than 100 gay and bisexual men from the White, Latino and African-American communities about their perceptions of PrEP.