Infectious DiseaseInfo Center

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.
Spoonful of Sugar Will Make Bacteria Go Away
Sugar can be added to anything to make it sweeter. We all know that candy is the number one "medication" for all children. Adults like sweets just as much as children do.
Major AIDS Breakthrough
Since the early 1980's, the mysterious sexually transmitted virus later known has AIDS has destroyed many lives, families and children.
HIV Drugs for Tropical Diseases
Here in the United States, we don't think much about the terrible diseases that affect so many people in poorer countries around the world. Diseases like malaria kill millions of people. Now, scientists have made a discovery that could lead to lifesaving drugs.