Health News

Hepatitis C May Be Stopped Dead in its Tracks
Three percent of the world's population are infected with the hepatitis C virus, which is a leading cause of organ transplants, liver cancer and liver-related deaths.
Importance of Regular HIV Testing
People in the high risk group for contracting HIV, which includes gay men, substance abusers, bisexual men and those with multiple sex partners should test once a year and always use condoms, especially when multiple partners are involved.
Aging HIV Drugs?
Much has been said about the exciting results achieved with antiretroviral drugs in treating HIV. They are groundbreaking, extending lives and helping eradicate the spread of these diseases.
Disrupting HIV Dance
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University have made more progress in figuring out how HIV survives in the body. The protein called Gag has been targeted for future vaccine development.
Debbie Does .... and Get STD's
Condom use is recommended for prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease between partners. Condom use is even more important when multiple sexual partners are involved.
Breakthrough Treatment With Incivek for Hepatitis C
It appears that a major breakthrough has occured in the treatment of a chronic liver disease. Remission looks to be a real possibility when telaprevir (Incivek) is combined with standard treatment for hepatitis C.
Hepatitis A Avoids the Immune System
Just when researchers were attributing hepatitis C's ability to become chronic was due to its superior ability to avoid the immune system, a new discovery was made. Hepatitis A can linger, too in the body for up to a year.
Hepatitis C Patients And Prevention
Along with an emerging mantra of improved health via diet and exercise, another emphasis should now be added: Prevention, in this case, prevention of hepatitis C.
Sugar's Role With HIV
UCLA School of Medicine researchers have discovered that a sugar-binding protein may play a part in HIV infection by making individuals more susceptible to the disease.
World Leaders Set Bold HIV Goals
World leaders have set high targets for the reduction of AIDS and HIV following the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS, which recently concluded in New York.