Health News

Can Nurses Replace Doctors for HIV Care?
Can nurses do the job of a doctor? When it comes to providing HIV care in areas where doctors are in short supply, transferring some duties to nurses might mean major benefits.
Ten Years of Hepatitis A Protection
While some vaccines can be given once and offer protection for life, others require booster shots and still may wear off over time.
Where Does HIV/AIDS Live?
We know that the spread of HIV/AIDS is not bound by borders. But it has hit some parts of the country harder than others – a startling fact when seen on a map.
Drug-Resistant HIV Threatens Africa
HIV won't go down without a fight. Even as calls for the “end of AIDS” become stronger and more optimistic, scientists have found that HIV drug resistance is rising in Africa.
Learn to Battle HIV
A key to slowing down the spread of HIV is to track the rate of transmission among various subgroups of sexually active individuals. Recent news about one group is sobering.
HPV Testing for HIV-positive Women
Women who are HIV-positive have a high risk of developing cervical cancer. For this reason, these women are advised to go through frequent screenings - which often reveal nothing.
How Risky is Teen Sex?
You might hope that teens have learned something over the past decade. Turns out that when it comes to safe sex, not much has changed – teens are still putting themselves at risk for HIV.
New Antidepressant for Hep C
Pegylated interferon-a drugs used to manage hepatitis C can cause major depression. Preventative use of the antidepressant, escitalopram or Lexapro, may be the solution for some patients.
Sexual Perils of Energy Drinks & Alcohol
Is a Red Bull and vodka or a Jager Bomb one of your standard bar drinks for a night on the town? Then you may be more likely to wake up beside a one night stand the next morning.
What Sets Immigrants with HIV Apart?
Among the tens of thousands of people who are diagnosed with HIV in America every year, many have been born outside the country. How do they differ from HIV patients born in America?