Pregnancy Increases Risk for Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious bacterial infection that affects your lungs. It’s not very common in the U.S., only affecting about 11,000 Americans yearly. But there’s one group that may be more susceptible to TB: pregnant women.
Closer to an AIDS Vaccine?
Scientists have been trying to create a successful vaccine for AIDS for decades. Now, a new study on mice shows that an injection of protective antibodies may be the best way to fight the deadly disease.
Anti-HIV Gel Not Effective
Last summer, a breakthrough in AIDS prevention was announced: A trial of a vaginal gel had successful results. But a new trial has been scrapped after the gel was found to be ineffective.
The Social Stigma of HIV
For women living with HIV, the disease isn't the only burden they have to cope with. They also have to deal with the stigma of being infected.
HIV and Cancer Risk
If you have HIV, you should already be very cautious about your health. According to a new study, HIV puts you at higher risk for cancer. But you have some control: Lifestyle choices also contribute to risk.
STD Rates Still Rising in U.S.
If you're sexually active with multiple partners, listen up: More Americans are picking up sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, fewer people are infected with syphilis.
Love Your Mate, Not AIDS
If your long-term partner has HIV, you're at a high risk for infection. But medical research is creating options to safeguard yourself and your partner against transmitting the virus.
An AIDS-Free Generation
In November, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an ambitious statement: An AIDS-free generation is possible. Clinton believes the epidemic can be ended in America within our lifetimes.
Stopping HIV on Contact
Last year, there was fanfare in the HIV/AIDS community when scientists created a vaginal gel to prevent HIV infection. Now, a group of researchers is making headway with a rectal gel.
Protecting HIV Patients From Tuberculosis
People with HIV/AIDS are living longer lives now, but they still have compromised immune systems. Patients and their doctors need to be wary of secondary infections.