A person's sexual behavior could affect their microbiome and immune system, potentially elevating their risk of HIV infection, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The microbiome, a community of microbes in the gut, play a major role in driving and shaping the human immune system. But recent studies have shown that men who have sex with men MSM have very distinct microbiomes compared with men who have sex with women MSW , regardless of HIV-infection status. CU Anschutz researchers wanted to know whether this altered microbiome induces T cell activation associated with HIV transmission risk and increased disease severity. To study this they took stool samples of 35 healthy men -- men who had sex with men and men who had sex with women -- and transplanted them into mice.
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A rectocele is a bulging of the front wall of the rectum into the back wall of the vagina. The rectum is the bottom section of your colon large intestine. This is a very common problem that often does not produce symptoms. Other pelvic organs can bulge into the vagina, including the bladder cystocele and the small intestines enterocele , producing similar problems. Rectoceles are usually caused by thinning of the rectovaginal septum the tissue between the rectum and vagina and weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. There are many things that can lead to weakening of the pelvic floor, including:. Most people with a small rectocele do not have symptoms.
Sexual behavior may influence gut microbiome
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