Progress in the Quest for a Vaccine for HIV/AIDS

HIV continues to spread across the United States and across the world. As of 2011, it was estimated that 34 million people around the world were living with HIV/AIDS. Over 1.2 million of those in the United States. [Avert.org] Each year, in the US, a...
Eileen Bailey

Living with RA & HIV: An Interview with Mary Turner

Being HIV-positive is not an easy life. What happens if you add RA to the mix? How does your HIV status impact your RA treatment? I recently interviewed my friend Mary Turner from Charleston, S.C., who’s lived with HIV since the late 1980s. Mary is o...
Lene Andersen

STDs and HIV Testing: Frequently Asked Questions

For sexually active adults not in a long term relationship, regular screening for STDs and HIV is recommended. But it can be confusing to know what you should get tested for, how long you need to wait until the test and how often you should get teste...
Eileen Bailey

Doctors cure HIV in child

For 30 years, since the first diagnosis of HIV and AIDS, doctors have been trying to find a cure for the disease that remains deadly in many undeveloped countries. Now, with doctors from the University of Mississippi Medical Center reporting that the...

How Does HIV/AIDS Dementia Differ from Alzheimer's?

Infection used to be the main cause of dementia. Treatment for infections and inflammation of the central nervous system (CNS) has dramatically decreased the incidence of infection-related dementia. But there has been one infectious disease that has ...
Christine Kennard

Gene Increases HIV Risk

(Ivanhoe Newswire) Your genetics may increase your chances of having human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1). New research shows a variant of a gene found only in people of African ancestry increases the odds of becoming infected with HIV. However, the ...

HIV Transmission

Few diseases generate so many myths and misunderstandings as HIV. Nearly twenty years into the global pandemic, some people are still confused about how HIV is transmitted. Read on to learn what you need to know to protect yourself. Who Has HIV Alrea...
The HealthCentral Editorial Team

Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three: How HIV Tests Work

HIV hasn’t disappeared. The numbers are still haunting. Half of all new HIV infections occur in people under the age of 25. This equates with 2 new infections every hour of every day in this population. The good news is that early detection of the di...
The HealthCentral Editorial Team

The Herpes - HIV connection and Conundrum

Did you know that having herpes can put you at a higher risk of catching HIV if exposed? Well, it’s true so researchers though that the opposite might hold true as well. Researchers decided to test the theory that maybe by treating herpes - they coul...
Amy Hendel

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