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Are You Passing HIV on to Your Baby
One key to preventing the spread of any infectious disease is teaching people how to avoid giving it to others. But when it comes to HIV, there is often confusion about this.
Docs Not Hot on HPV Vaccines
Let's call a spade a spade. Since it was first introduced, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been mired in controversy. For a different perspective of the topic, researchers asked doctors what they thought about these shots.
Mother's Milk Secret to Stopping HIV
HIV can be transmitted from mother to her child through nursing. But a surprising ingredient in an HIV-positive mother's milk may protect her baby against infection.
FDA Approves Intelence
Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved INTELENCE ® ( etravirine ) to be administered in combination with other antiretroviral ( ARV ) medications.
HPV Shot can Protect From Reinfection
HPV is among the most common sexually transmitted diseases and can lay groundwork for developing cervical cancer. But even women who have had HPV disease can benefit from the vaccine.
HPV Shot Protects Boys from Cancer Too
One of the easiest ways to prevent more than five different kinds of cancers is to get vaccinated for HPV - but doctors may not be vaccinating boys as frequently as they should be.
More Safety Points for HPV Vaccine
The vaccine recommended for boys and girls to prevent HPV, an infection that can cause cervical and other cancers, has been shown not to cause diabetes, lupus or similar diseases in young women.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
A vaccine to protect against herpes has shown some success for one strain of the virus, offering researchers hope that they're on the right path to a more comprehensive vaccine.
Ladies First - and Only - For HPV Shot?
Parents and policymakers confounded by the best practices for reducing HPV transmission could look to mathematical models to determine a good vaccination strategy for the sexually transmitted infection.
Preemie Problems With HIV Drug
Premature babies can be born with a host of problems. Preemies exposed to HIV through their mothers also have even more complicated beginnings.