Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Study Shows Stress Increases HIV Risk For Gay Men

"Stressful life events appear to increase the risk of HIV infection for gay men, Canadian researchers report in the online edition of AIDS," reports Michael Carter. "Men testing HIV-positive were more likely than those who tested HIV-negative to report five or more recent stressful events. Stress has been associated with an increased risk of sexually transmitted infections amongst heterosexuals. However, the impact of stress on HIV risk for gay men is little understood." READ MORE