Health News

HIV's Mantra 'Treatment as Prevention'
As HIV continues to ravage sub-Saharan Africa, world leaders in AIDS research and policy continue to look for new solutions. The "Treatment As Prevention" strategy is one that holds real promise.
Skin Cancer: See and Destroy Strategy
Visible lesions caused by Kaposi's sarcoma can reveal that someone may be ill with AIDS. Researchers are trying to take away a viral shield and let the immune system "see and destroy" the Kaposi's sarcoma virus.
Give Me Some Skin to Fight HIV
Infectious disease prevention is often aided with the introduction of new antiretroviral drugs. Poor nations facing infectious diseases epidemics have limited access to these new drug therapies.
A Pill a Day Keeps HIV Away
A condom is just one essential tool protecting against sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Are there other therapies for HIV-infected individuals in a committed relationship?
A Sound Heart
People with HIV are at an increased risk for for many heart related issues, such as cardiovascular disease and a fatal heart attack. New research indicates that a heart ultrasound can enable HIV positive individuals to identify their risk sooner.
Hold Your Applause, New Clap in Town
Several suggestions are offered to explain why gonorrhea is called "the clap". Two possibilities are French words, which date to the 1500s. Clapoir is a sexual sore and clapier is a brothel.
Call to Arms for STD Parasite Testing
A sexually transmitted parasite, which can cause inflammatory illnesses and premature births, is finding a seemingly unlikely home in women over 40 years old.
Fight Against AIDS Shows Improvements
More than 34 million people were living with HIV at the end of 2010, 30 years after the first AIDS case was reported - and nearly that many (around 30 million) have died from AIDS-related causes. Here in the United States, an estimated 1.1 million people are HIV-positive.
Drugs Found Effective for TB With HIV Infection
Activities that require daily maintenance can be tough to adhere to. New research shows that patients with TB can take drugs less often and for a shorter duration of time.
On Guard! For HPV with Gardasil
It only makes sense that, to eradicate a sexually-transmitted disease, both sexes need to be vaccinated prior to engaging in sexual activity, which would mean before puberty or early teens.