Health News

Preemie Problems With HIV Drug
Premature babies can be born with a host of problems. Preemies exposed to HIV through their mothers also have even more complicated beginnings.
HIV's Mantra 'Treatment as Prevention'
As HIV continues to ravage sub-Saharan Africa, world leaders in AIDS research and policy continue to look for new solutions. The "Treatment As Prevention" strategy is one that holds real promise.
Skin Cancer: See and Destroy Strategy
Visible lesions caused by Kaposi's sarcoma can reveal that someone may be ill with AIDS. Researchers are trying to take away a viral shield and let the immune system "see and destroy" the Kaposi's sarcoma virus.
Give Me Some Skin to Fight HIV
Infectious disease prevention is often aided with the introduction of new antiretroviral drugs. Poor nations facing infectious diseases epidemics have limited access to these new drug therapies.
A Pill a Day Keeps HIV Away
A condom is just one essential tool protecting against sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Are there other therapies for HIV-infected individuals in a committed relationship?
A Sound Heart
People with HIV are at an increased risk for for many heart related issues, such as cardiovascular disease and a fatal heart attack. New research indicates that a heart ultrasound can enable HIV positive individuals to identify their risk sooner.
Fight Against AIDS Shows Improvements
More than 34 million people were living with HIV at the end of 2010, 30 years after the first AIDS case was reported - and nearly that many (around 30 million) have died from AIDS-related causes. Here in the United States, an estimated 1.1 million people are HIV-positive.
Drugs Found Effective for TB With HIV Infection
Activities that require daily maintenance can be tough to adhere to. New research shows that patients with TB can take drugs less often and for a shorter duration of time.
Importance of Regular HIV Testing
People in the high risk group for contracting HIV, which includes gay men, substance abusers, bisexual men and those with multiple sex partners should test once a year and always use condoms, especially when multiple partners are involved.
Aging HIV Drugs?
Much has been said about the exciting results achieved with antiretroviral drugs in treating HIV. They are groundbreaking, extending lives and helping eradicate the spread of these diseases.