Archive for the ‘HIV’ Category

Happy National HIV Testing Day!

Thursday, June 27th, 2013
HIV is not much of a party theme--however, considering all the ways you could score free testing this week, National HIV Testing Day is certainly cause for celebration. Knowing your status is vital to ensuring your health, and by offering free tests, organizations and government agencies...

Be sure to play it safe, mi amigos

Thursday, June 20th, 2013
In an effort to bring home the importance of HIV testing, a web campaign is looking to spread the word among members of the Latino community. Everyone in the whole country could use some more knowledge about how crucial it is to know your HIV status. However, some segments of the population...

HIV testing should become standard procedure during doctor visits, says task force

Monday, May 27th, 2013
For many individuals who are diagnosed with HIV, early detection is the key to treating the disease effectively and improving survival rates. The fight against HIV/AIDS has waxed and waned for decades, and while it is not the astronomical health threat it was in years past, health officials...

Danish scientists inch closer to HIV cure

Monday, May 20th, 2013
There have been several success stories in the news recently about multiple cases of people becoming "functionally cured" of HIV. Scientists in Denmark were happy to throw their hats in the ring along with the other medical experts around the world who are inching closer to a cure for HIV,...

Researcher Crafts Therapeutic Guidelines for HIV Patients with Epilepsy

Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Having HIV can be difficult enough, considering that it requires a lifetime of management that includes a strict medication regimen. Unfortunately, people with this infection often have to battle other conditions as well, such as pneumonia or seizure disorders like epilepsy. An added concern...

Researchers Determine the Largest Risk Factor for HIV Transmission

Thursday, September 20th, 2012
In 2011, the journal Science named the discovery that HIV medication may not only treat the disease, but also lower a person's risk of spreading it to an unaffected partner as the scientific breakthrough of the year. One of the keys to fighting HIV is determining how to prevent transmission, and...

Researchers Make Strides Toward More Effective HIV Medication for Children

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
HIV is a potentially life-threatening sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can be passed from a mother to a baby if proper precautions are not taken to prevent the spread of the virus. When this happens, parents are left with very few options when it comes to treating children, since the...

Children in Poorer Countries Still Have Insufficient Access to HIV Treatment

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
With all of the advancements that have been made in the treatment of HIV this year, such as the discovery that certain medications to treat the sexually transmitted disease (STD) also help prevent it from spreading to uninfected people, it's important to remember that the world is still far from...

CDC Admits to Progress on HIV Treatment, But More Needs to be Done

Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Although there have been major advancements in the past 20 years, HIV/AIDS still remains a problem in the United States. That was the conclusion presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a recent report on the state of the disease in the country. CBS News published...

New Book Aims to Help Parents Take the Veil off of STDs

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Parents and teachers have been working adamantly to determine the best way to curb teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2009 that an estimated 8,300 young people between the ages of 13 and 24 were diagnosed with...