Published in Anti-Infectives Week, April 24th, 2006
"Cross-sectional studies have suggested that intravaginal practices, such as douching or 'dry sex,' may increase women's susceptibility to infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)," noted investigators in South Africa. "We examined the temporal nature of this association in a cohort of South African women."
L. Myer and colleagues of the University of Cape Town stated, "At enrollment (2001-2002), 4,089 women were tested for HIV infection. Participants reported their intravaginal practices at a 6-month follow-up visit and were followed with...
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