Health News

Viral Load Biggest Factor in Reducing HIV
We all know that HIV is a sexually transmitted disease, and that safe sex is the best way to prevent infection. But if you're not being safe with an HIV-positive partner, what's your risk?
Hope for an AIDS Vaccine
An AIDS vaccine has long been a holy grail for medical researchers. New experiments in monkeys are giving hope that a vaccine for humans is getting closer to reality.
HIV Patients Choose Seizure Drugs Carefully
A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology urges caution for doctors prescribing seizure drugs for patients also taking anti-retroviral drugs for HIV.
Ovulation May Raise Risk for Infection
Feeling sick? It may be due to your monthly cycle. Spanish and Austrian researchers studied the effects of the sex hormone estradiol (which triggers ovulation) in mice.
Few With HIV Have Controlled Virus
Today, HIV patients are expected to live to an old age, with the right drugs and treatment. But a new report has found that many Americans with HIV aren't on that track.
HIV Drug for Younger Generation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the HIV drug Isentress ( raltegravir ) for children and adolescents, in combination with other antiretroviral drugs.
Reducing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
Breastfeeding your baby is designed by nature to nurture and protect your child. But for mothers with HIV, breastfeeding nearly doubles their risk of passing on the virus to their baby.
HIV and Youth
The epidemic of AIDS isn't over yet, and youth are among the most vulnerable. In the United States, thousands of young people are infected with HIV each year.
Pregnancy Increases Risk for Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious bacterial infection that affects your lungs. It’s not very common in the U.S., only affecting about 11,000 Americans yearly. But there’s one group that may be more susceptible to TB: pregnant women.
Closer to an AIDS Vaccine?
Scientists have been trying to create a successful vaccine for AIDS for decades. Now, a new study on mice shows that an injection of protective antibodies may be the best way to fight the deadly disease.