Health News

Raising HIV/AIDS Awareness Among Gay Men
When AIDS first captured headlines in the 1980s, many thought that it could only be spread among gay men. While that theory has long been debunked, gay men are still at high risk for HIV.
Facing the Threat of Cancer With AIDS
Here's the thing about having a chronic disease that weakens your immune system: It puts you at higher risk for developing cancer, in addition to the disease you already deal with.
Perfection Required By HIV Drugs
It's a challenge to take medication perfectly every day, especially if you're on it for the rest of your life. So is it a big deal if you slip up every once in a while?
How Does HIV Affect the Brain?
HIV-related dementia, known as AIDS dementia complex, can create memory problems and changes in behavior. Scientists are trying to understand how HIV affects the brain.
Go to Rehab, Get Tested for HIV
File this under things that just make sense: Providing HIV testing to people in drug abuse treatment programs. But currently, less than half of community-based programs make it available.
Truvada for Heterosexual Men and Women
Should an HIV prevention pill be prescribed only to those who are at the highest risk? That's the question that doctors grapple with after the FDA approved Truvada as a preventative drug.
Are Gay Couples Practicing Safe Sex Equally?
To use a condom or to not use a condom? For gay couples, the answer was different among different races.
HIV Drug Gets Approval from FDA
For more than a decade, HIV patients relied on a heavy “cocktail” of pills to keep the virus at bay. Now, there's the option of taking only one daily pill that combines four drugs.
Official Circumcision Policy Updated
To cut, or not to cut? That is literally the centuries-old question. The American Academy of Pediatrics ( AAP ) has wavered on their position regarding circumcision.
New HIV Drug Comes With a High Price
It's never cheap to treat a life-long disease. A debate about the cost of HIV treatment has sprung up with the approval of a new drug that some say is too expensive for patients.