Posted 3:00 PM 4/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Having people test themselves for HIV is effective and could help bring the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic under control, a new study contends.
The researchers explained that self-testing, combined with counseling, could improve rates of early detection (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- About one in every 50 heterosexual Americans living in poorer urban neighborhoods is infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
According to the CDC, the 2.3 percent infection (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate among Danish men in same-sex partnerships has dropped significantly since the 1990s, but the death rate among women in same-sex unions is increasing, a new study finds.
In 1989, Denmark became the first country to allow registered (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/8/2013 by By Amy Norton
FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use petroleum jelly vaginally may put themselves at risk of a common infection called bacterial vaginosis, a small study suggests.
Prior studies have linked douching to ill effects, including bacterial vaginosis, and an increased risk of (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- People living with HIV may face a greater chance of suffering a heart attack, a new study indicates.
Researchers looked at data on more than 82,000 U.S. veterans, and found that there were 871 heart attacks in this group over a (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/3/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
SUNDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- A baby born two-and-a-half years ago in Mississippi with HIV is the first case of a so-called "functional cure" of the infection, researchers announced Sunday.
Standard tests can no longer detect any traces of the AIDS-causing virus even though the child (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 2/21/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of lives worldwide have been improved and saved through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, an Institute of Medicine report says.
The plan's success shows that HIV/AIDS services can be effectively delivered on a large scale (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 2/14/2013 by HealthDay staff
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a new, and sobering, government statistic to ponder on Valentine's Day: Experts estimate that the number of sexually transmitted infections among Americans now totals more than 110 million.
In two studies published online Feb. 13 in the journal (More)