The meeting was attended by prominent researchers, members of national Aids bodies, and representatives the United Nations and various NGOs and international donors. The report forms part of a series of activities being undertaken by the SADC, in partnership with regional partners and the international community, to highlight issues around HIV prevention. Longer-term multiple relationships The report said that in the high-prevalence countries of mainland southern Africa, high-risk sexual activities — such as casual sex, sex with commercial sex workers and other individuals at high risk of HIV infection — were no longer the main drivers of the epidemic in terms of numbers of new infections. It said HIV transmission was more likely to occur within longer-term multiple concurrent sexual partnerships, as people were less likely to consistently use condoms within these more regular relationships.
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Armenia 6 Bulgaria 7 Cambodia: Nepal Netherlands: The decision of the Constitutional Court in the case of Minister of Home Affairs v Fourie on 1 December extended the common-law definition of marriage to include same-sex spouses—as the Constitution of South Africa guarantees equal protection before the law to all citizens regardless of sexual orientation —and gave Parliament one year to rectify the inequality in the marriage statutes. On 14 November , the National Assembly passed a law allowing same-sex couples to legally solemise their union to 41, which was subsequently approved by the National Council of Provinces on 28 November in a 36 to 11 vote, and the law came into effect two days later. South Africa was the fifth country, the first and as of August only in Africa to legalise same-sex marriage.
Verified by Psychology Today. Strictly Casual. Oral sex is standard practice in sexual encounters among young people today, but how much do people really love giving versus getting head, does this differ between hookups and romantic encounters, and does it differ between men and women? A new study led by Jessica Wood at the University of Guelph and her colleagues finally gives us some actual data — at least as far as Canadian undergrads are concerned. In other words, oral sex was no more or less likely to happen in hookups versus more committed types of sexual encounters.
The real-world association between male circumcision and HIV status has important implications for policy and intervention practice. For instance, women may assume that circumcised men are safer sex partners than non-circumcised men and adjust sexual partnering and behavior according to these beliefs. Voluntary medical male circumcision VMMC is highly efficacious in preventing HIV acquisition in men and this biological efficacy should lead to a negative association between circumcision and HIV. However, behavioral factors such as differential selection into circumcision based on current HIV status or factors associated with future HIV status could reverse the association. Here, we examine how HIV prevalence differs by circumcision status in older adult men in a rural South African community, a non-experimental setting in a time of expanding VMMC access.