Health News

FDA Approves Intelence
Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved INTELENCE ® ( etravirine ) to be administered in combination with other antiretroviral ( ARV ) medications.
Spreading Knowledge, Not HIV, for Women
Most people are aware of the heavy toll that AIDS has taken on sub-Saharan Africa, and in the United States, the male homosexual community. However, a growing segment of people affected by AIDS are females in the United States.
HIV Among Needle-Drug Users Down 50%
A new report has revealed a small victory in the fight against HIV in the United States: The HIV rate among intravenous drug users has dropped by fifty percent in the past decade.
HIV Drug Does Kidney Damage
Today, people with HIV/AIDS can expect to live longer, healthier lives with the help of medications. Some of these medications, however, may come with dangerous side effects.
Wide Waistline Could Mean Brain Problems
Could the width of your waist be linked to how well your memory functions? It does for people with HIV/AIDS.
Got HIV? Avoid the flu
For most people, getting the flu is an unpleasant, seasonal occurrence. But for people with HIV, the flu can be devastating for their already-compromised health.
Hepatitis C and HIV Drug Interactions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying healthcare professionals and patients that drug interactions between the hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) protease inhibitor Victrelis ( boceprevir ) and certain ritonavir-boosted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protease inhibitors ( atazanavir , lopinavir , darunavir ) can potentially reduce the effectiveness of these medicines when they are used together.
Could Aspirin Help Stop Cervical Cancer?
A new report recommends that researchers test whether aspirin might be able to help stop cervical cancer from developing in women with HIV.
Tailored Cancer Treatment for HIV Patients
It's no easy thing to treat cancer in a regular patient. But it's an even more difficult job when the patient has both cancer and HIV.
Spit Test Accurate for HIV Diagnosis
Which would you rather do, give up some saliva or have blood taken? Good news for those of us who hate being pricked with needles: A saliva test can replace a blood test for HIV.