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January 20, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer
Federal health officials have suggested that the AIDS epidemic may soon make it necessary for state health departments to maintain lists of those infected with the virus and to trace their sexual partners, as is done now with other sexually transmitted diseases. The suggestions were contained in a Dec. 6 letter to state and territorial health officials from Dr. James O.
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SCIENCE
May 29, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Ever have that awkward talk with a romantic partner about your sexual history -- about how old you were when you lost your virginity and how many people you've had sex with? Did you tell the truth? Well, according to an Ohio State University study on gender expectations, chances are good that you lied. In fact, both of you did. In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Sex Roles , Professor of Psychology Terri Fisher surveyed a group of 293 heterosexual male and female college students on their sexual history, as well as on other nonsexual activities relating to gender roles.
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NEWS
December 24, 2001 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the HBO series "The Mind of the Married Man," the lead character, Micky, is a newspaper columnist who regularly fantasizes about making love to his attractive young assistant, even while he is having sex with his wife. So pervasive are Micky's fantasies about his assistant that she interrupts his sleep (he hallucinates that she beckons him seductively).
SCIENCE
July 11, 2012 | By Erin Loury, Los Angeles Times
Treatment drugs can do more than improve the health of people with HIV: If administered early, medications can also reduce the spread of the disease to sexual partners and may help stem the AIDS epidemic. But many logistical hurdles stand in the way of making this strategy feasible, affordable and effective, according to experts writing in Tuesday's edition of the journal PLoS Medicine. The medications in question are antiretroviral therapies, which prevent HIV from multiplying and drastically diminish the amount of virus circulating in the blood.
SCIENCE
May 29, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Ever have that awkward talk with a romantic partner about your sexual history -- about how old you were when you lost your virginity and how many people you've had sex with? Did you tell the truth? Well, according to an Ohio State University study on gender expectations, chances are good that you lied. In fact, both of you did. In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Sex Roles , Professor of Psychology Terri Fisher surveyed a group of 293 heterosexual male and female college students on their sexual history, as well as on other nonsexual activities relating to gender roles.
NEWS
March 22, 1987
San Francisco men of all sexual persuasions have sharply reduced their number of sexual partners, most likely because of fears created by the AIDS epidemic, according to University of California researchers. UC scientists from Berkeley surveyed 1,034 single men aged 25-54 in San Francisco and asked them to compare the number of sexual partners they had had in the first six months of 1984 with the same period in 1986. Warren Winkelstein Jr.
NEWS
March 11, 1998 | From Reuters
A married soldier infected with the virus that causes AIDS was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for having unprotected sex with seven women without disclosing his medical condition. Army Spc. Raymond Humphries pleaded guilty to seven counts of aggravated assault, eight counts of adultery, four counts of sodomy and one count of willfully disobeying an order to use a condom and disclose his HIV infection to his sexual partners.
NEWS
June 30, 1988 | Associated Press
The American Medical Assn. today called on the states to trace the sexual partners of people infected with the AIDS virus and urged prisons to test inmates for exposure to the deadly disease. The AMA approved both measures by voice vote along with a package of other AIDS proposals before adjourning its annual policy-making convention.
WORLD
May 11, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.N.-backed court in Sierra Leone will prosecute "forced marriage" as a crime against humanity, officials said. A Freetown court approved a motion by prosecutors to add the new count to indictments against six defendants, spokesman Peter Andersen said. During a decade of wars in Sierra Leone that ended in 2002, it was common for women and girls to be forced into becoming combatants' sexual partners. They were referred to as "bush wives," he said.
NEWS
June 16, 1987
Three-fourths of the New York singles questioned in a telephone survey say they have changed their sexual habits to avoid getting AIDS and one-fifth say the fear has put a damper on their social lives, New York Newsday reported. The poll by the Gallup Organization found that one-third of its respondents, both married and single, have reduced the number of sexual partners and one-third question partners more closely about their pasts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2006 | Andrew Blankstein and Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton said Thursday that an internal investigation has been launched into allegations that a former deputy chief gave preferential treatment -- and helped secure promotions -- for female officers with whom he had intimate relations. The accusations against Michael Berkow, who headed the LAPD's internal affairs division before leaving the department last month to become police chief in Savannah, Ga., were made in a civil lawsuit filed in May.
WORLD
May 11, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.N.-backed court in Sierra Leone will prosecute "forced marriage" as a crime against humanity, officials said. A Freetown court approved a motion by prosecutors to add the new count to indictments against six defendants, spokesman Peter Andersen said. During a decade of wars in Sierra Leone that ended in 2002, it was common for women and girls to be forced into becoming combatants' sexual partners. They were referred to as "bush wives," he said.
HEALTH
March 8, 2004 | Ridgely Ochs, Newsday
The major health concerns for many women in their 20s and 30s are avoiding sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies. Though there have been some advances in contraception, the situation involving STDs is far more troubling. "HPV is the epidemic right now," said Dr. Margaret Polaneczky, an obstetrician-gynecologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. Her reference was to human papillomavirus, which causes genital warts, cervical cancer and other genital cancers.
NATIONAL
August 21, 2002 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can a woman be compelled by law to publish details of her sex life in the newspaper, including the names of the men she has been intimate with? In Florida she can, if she is offering her child for adoption. The law, intended to give biological fathers a greater say in the adoption process, has stirred controversy nationwide. Opponents call it a latter-day "scarlet letter" meant to shame promiscuous women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2002 | CHARLES ORNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State health officials are seeking to squelch a dramatic rise in chlamydia infections by expanding the role of public health insurance and altering the doctor-patient relationship. The Medi-Cal program is proposing to pay for drugs to treat the sexual partners of beneficiaries infected with chlamydia, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Medi-Cal, which serves California's poor and disabled, has never before paid for any treatment of non-beneficiaries.
NEWS
December 24, 2001 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the HBO series "The Mind of the Married Man," the lead character, Micky, is a newspaper columnist who regularly fantasizes about making love to his attractive young assistant, even while he is having sex with his wife. So pervasive are Micky's fantasies about his assistant that she interrupts his sleep (he hallucinates that she beckons him seductively).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1988 | Times Medical Writer Janny Scott reported from Atlanta at the American Psychological Assn. annual meeting. and
Many young people would lie about their sexual histories in order to have sex or preserve a relationship, according to a psychologist who examined the value of quizzing potential sexual partners about past experiences in order to reduce risk of AIDS. Susan D. Cochran, an associate professor at Cal State, Northridge, studied 422 sexually experienced college students.
OPINION
July 12, 1998 | KATHERINE DOWLING, Katherine Dowling is a family physician
A good decade ago, a homeless lady who was both charming and delusional requested an exam to begin the process of becoming pregnant. She refused to give credence to my explanation that postmenopausal women in the sixth decade of life attempting to conceive for the first time were dealing with rather long odds, even though a few such cases have been biblically documented.
NEWS
March 11, 1998 | From Reuters
A married soldier infected with the virus that causes AIDS was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for having unprotected sex with seven women without disclosing his medical condition. Army Spc. Raymond Humphries pleaded guilty to seven counts of aggravated assault, eight counts of adultery, four counts of sodomy and one count of willfully disobeying an order to use a condom and disclose his HIV infection to his sexual partners.
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