Sexually Transmitted DiseaseInfo Center

HIV Patients May Need More Frequent Immunizations
Vaccinations can offer protection that prevents disease and saves lives. For HIV-infected patients, this protection may not last as long.
HIV Linked to a Higher Risk of Heart Disease
HIV patients can live longer, healthier lives today and one recent study took a look at their risk for a disease usually associated with growing older.
Chronic Hep C Cases Affect Millions in US
With emerging viruses like bird flu and MERS in the news, many Americans may not give much thought to hepatitis C. But new research shows the illness still affects millions in the US.
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.
Many Adults Not Getting Recommended Vaccines
Adults may be concerned about their children's vaccinations, but are they concerned with their own? New data from a US survey suggests that adult vaccination levels may need a boost.
Too Late to Treatment for Many Young HIV Patients
HIV treatment can help patients manage their condition if it is started early. However, not everyone seeks out treatment early enough.
How HIV May Strike the Heart
By 2015, HIV patients are expected to be surviving to and past 50 years old. Therefore, these patients may need to be closely monitored for conditions tied to older age, such as heart disease.
New Rx Combo Was Effective Against Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C patients may soon have a much more effective and simple treatment. One recent study showed that combining two new medications was safe and reduced the amount of active virus in patients.
HIV Patients' Life Expectancy Can Be Normal
Advances in drug therapy for HIV are allowing HIV patients to live fuller and longer lives. It's possible that the average life expectancy of an HIV-positive person with treatment is approaching the life expectancy of uninfected people.
HIV May Cause Structural Heart Disease
Structural heart disease is very common in HIV patients. It's possible that the conditions are directly related.