Health News

HIV Awareness: Low Income, High Risk
With more than 450,000 African-Americans estimated to have been diagnosed with AIDS since the disease became recognized in the early 1980s, HIV has impacted the black community more than any other race.
Waitlisted
Liver cancer patients who are HIV-positive and waiting for a liver transplant are less likely to receive the surgery, according to new research from France.
Deactivating HIV's "Plan B"
Scientists have discovered how the HIV virus manages to survive inside immune cells by changing the HIV virus' molecular "diet" and then replicating with the help of an unexpected compound.
HIV Patients May Have Yet Another Strike Against Them
Individuals with HIV may be up to three times more likely to suffer stroke than the general population, according to a recent study.
Breaking Down HIV's Outer Shell
Scientists have finally developed a complete model of the HIV virus's outer shell, a process that took years because of the virus's "tricky" proteins.
HIV in the American South
HIV-related health complications pose a greater risk for women, minorities and Southerners, according to a study by the University of Colorado in Denver.
Lucky Number 53
Chemical compounds from a Japanese plant are being harnessed and tested for their potential HIV-inhibiting powers, according to a study by the Scripps Research Institute.
A Better Future
A three-drug preventative treatment proves effective in reducing transmission of HIV from breastfeeding, according to a recent study by the World Health Organization in Africa.
TB and HIV: Partners in Crime
A recent study shows that a majority of tuberculosis cases in HIV-infected patients are going undiagnosed in rural African populations with minimal health resources.
The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Have you saved a life this month? It's not too late. January is Blood Donor Month, so find your local donation center, hold out your arm and look the other direction.