Health News

Bacteria 'down there' linked to HIV
At the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, HIV was universally a man's disease - spread among men in the gay community. Today, women constitute half of the world's infections. Why?
Only One Pill a Day for HIV Treatment
HIV positive patients take a daily 'cocktail' of antiretroviral drugs that help keep the virus at bay. If they don't take every pill strictly as prescribed, the effectiveness is reduced.
HIV Testing Coming to Pharmacies
If you could walk into your local pharmacy and get tested for HIV as easily as you get your annual flu shot, would you be more likely to learn your status?
It's Test Day: Get Tested for HIV
On June 27, National HIV Testing Day encourages all Americans to learn their HIV status. It may be the most important test you take!
No HIV Risk with Hormonal Injections
Sexually active women may wonder which form of birth control is the best way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Condom use is the most effective way to prevent HIV infection, says the nation’s top health agency.
What do HIV, Anxiety and Depression Have in Common?
Managing a disorder can be an emotionally fraught business for those afflicted. It is all-too-easy for the negative thoughts, worry, fear and stress to compromise dealing with the disease.
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.
Hearing Loss Greater in Kids With HIV
Children born to mothers with HIV can live fulfilling lives even if they become infected with HIV. But it's important to know what conditions the children are at a greater risk of developing.
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.
Better Way to Save Babies from HIV
Pregnant women with HIV can take an antiretroviral regimen to lower the risk of giving their babies HIV. But what about women who don't know they have HIV until they give birth?