Health News

Spit Test Accurate for HIV Diagnosis
Which would you rather do, give up some saliva or have blood taken? Good news for those of us who hate being pricked with needles: A saliva test can replace a blood test for HIV.
Viral Load Biggest Factor in Reducing HIV
We all know that HIV is a sexually transmitted disease, and that safe sex is the best way to prevent infection. But if you're not being safe with an HIV-positive partner, what's your risk?
Hope for an AIDS Vaccine
An AIDS vaccine has long been a holy grail for medical researchers. New experiments in monkeys are giving hope that a vaccine for humans is getting closer to reality.
HIV Patients Choose Seizure Drugs Carefully
A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology urges caution for doctors prescribing seizure drugs for patients also taking anti-retroviral drugs for HIV.
Ovulation May Raise Risk for Infection
Feeling sick? It may be due to your monthly cycle. Spanish and Austrian researchers studied the effects of the sex hormone estradiol (which triggers ovulation) in mice.
Few With HIV Have Controlled Virus
Today, HIV patients are expected to live to an old age, with the right drugs and treatment. But a new report has found that many Americans with HIV aren't on that track.
HIV Drug for Younger Generation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the HIV drug Isentress ( raltegravir ) for children and adolescents, in combination with other antiretroviral drugs.
Reducing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
Breastfeeding your baby is designed by nature to nurture and protect your child. But for mothers with HIV, breastfeeding nearly doubles their risk of passing on the virus to their baby.
HIV and Youth
The epidemic of AIDS isn't over yet, and youth are among the most vulnerable. In the United States, thousands of young people are infected with HIV each year.
Pregnancy Increases Risk for Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious bacterial infection that affects your lungs. It’s not very common in the U.S., only affecting about 11,000 Americans yearly. But there’s one group that may be more susceptible to TB: pregnant women.