On World AIDS Day, CDC Urges HIV Prevention Pill
Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. And this year's theme is "The Time to Act Is Now."
HIV is a Common Problem in the Mental Health Community
HIV and mental illness are two chronic conditions that can carry similar health and economic burdens. However, treatment and care for both are rarely integrated.
Dr. Koop – Former Surgeon General – Has Died
He’s probably the most famous Surgeon General who ever served this country. Dr. C. Everett Koop has died at the age of 96. The cause of his death is unknown.
HIV Patients Need Friendly Health Care
Sticking to a prescribed treatment plan is key for HIV maintenance, but many patients find it hard to get into the swing of things. Doctors and pharmacists may be able to help with the transition.
New Method to Lower HIV Risk
Training individuals who use illegal injection drugs on safer practices may help other drug users in the community improve safety. Safer practices could lower risk of spreading HIV.
Got HIV? Higher Pneumonia Risk With Smoking
Smoking is unhealthy for the healthiest of people. But for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), smoking is even worse. Want to stay healthy with HIV? Quit smoking now.
HIV Positive? Quit Smoking!
Smoking is bad for everyone, but for people with compromised immune systems like HIV patients—it’s even worse. Smoking cessation can improve HIV treatment plans.
How Does HIV Affect the Brain?
HIV-related dementia, known as AIDS dementia complex, can create memory problems and changes in behavior. Scientists are trying to understand how HIV affects the brain.
Stay Focused With HIV Meds
Getting the most out of a medication requires taking it every day and on time, especially for chronic conditions such as HIV. It's a tall order for anyone and mental health issues can complicate matters.
HIV and Healthy Relationships
It's easy to pay attention to your physical health if you're in a healthy relationship. If you're in a bad relationship, your health can be affected – especially with a chronic illness like HIV.