Infectious DiseaseInfo Center
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.
FDA Demands STD Products Removal
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have issued warnings to companies that claim their "dietary supplements" are effective in preventing or treating sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs).
Is It A Cold, Or Is It Allergies?
Cold and allergy reactions spring up during springtime, but for parents of young children, how are they to know if their child is developing allergies, or developing a cold?
Honey Isn't Sweet to Bacteria
Honey is known to fight infections. It was even used to heal wounds in ancient civilizations. Now, researchers have found that a certain type of honey can help fight infections that are resistant to drugs.
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You may not realize it, but your vision can read the headline of this article. Your brain knows that it isn’t correct and remembers not to process it.
Banning HIV Organ Donation
Researchers from Johns Hopkins believe that a law banning HIV patients from donating their organs to living HIV-positive patients is outdated. If the ban were reversed, hundreds of HIV-positive patients who need an organ could get their transplant within months instead of years.
New Drug Mix for Hepatitis C
The current two-drug treatment for hepatitis C does not work as well as patients would like. Now, researchers have found that adding a third drug to the mix leads to better results.