June 15, 2010
Stress May Fuel HIV Risk
Another reason to take it easy: Stressful life events may increase HIV risk among gay men, aidsmap reports. Canadian researchers found that men testing HIV positive were more likely than those who tested HIV negative to report five or more recent stressful events. Researchers propose three reasons: stress damages emotional health; stress leads to engagement with sexual networks with high HIV prevalence; and stress damages the immune system, leaving the body more vulnerable to infection.
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