Infectious DiseaseInfo Center
Women Are One in Four of New HIV Infections in Ontario
Despite significant headway in HIV care and prevention, women account for 25 percent of new HIV cases in Ontario, Canada. Of these newly infected women, 93 percent acquired HIV by sexual contact. Additionally, 60 percent of these new female cases are immigrants.
E. coli Outbreak
You’ve probably heard about E. coli and its different strains that cause people to become ill. Well a new more dangerous strain has taken over Europe and is causing alarm.
Tobacco Plants for New Drugs
The global market for botanical and plant-derived drugs is expected to balloon to over $32 billion in 2013. Researchers in Germany have answered this expensive call with potentially low-cost therapies.
Committed Couples Reality Gives HIV Awareness New Focus
Just as it is in committed heterosexual couples, gay couples in a serious relationship are much more likely to engage in unprotected sex. The idea of unprotected sex is a reality in all types of human sexual relationships.
Home Care Leads to More Hospital Stays
Long-term mechanical ventilation (LTMV) is often needed to treat lung failure in children with serious conditions such as muscular dystrophy and preemies with underdeveloped lungs. These ventilation systems can be administered at home.
HIV/AIDS: 30 years Later
It has been 30 years since the first case of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was diagnosed in the United States. Currently, there are over a million estimated cases of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in the the United States. Twenty percent of those affected are unaware of their infection.
Sneaky and Sudden Killer
Some health problems can come out of nowhere, even under the watchful eye of a doctor. Hospital patients can be suddenly hit by a complication that seems separate from the reason they were put in the hospital in the first place.
Organ Grinder's Sidekick and AIDS Solution
An organ grinder will tell you, "Those monkeys are great and will work for peanuts." Finally, the monkeys are the 'boss' with a promising new vaccine that is working for them.
HIV Vaccine in the Works
A new observation of the relationship between the HIV virus and certain antibodies is very exciting news from the land down under.
50 Percent of Teenagers are Takers of Free HIV Testing
In an effort to pump up teenage HIV testing, The Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center offered free or low-cost HIV testing to teenagers. Government agencies recommend yearly HIV testing for all people from 13-64. Most people simply do not get tested for HIV, though.