Infectious DiseaseInfo Center

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.
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Johns Hopkins believe that a law banning HIV patients from donating their organs to living HIV-positive patients is outdated.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.
Spring Break, Bro!
Every year, college students around the U.S. plan to party hard during spring break. The understandings that these students have with their friends about alcohol and sex are predictors of their behavior.
Fighting Cancer with Infection
University of Minnesota researchers have discovered an unlikely way to help cancer patients using salmonella - a bacteria that causes thousands of food borne illnesses in the United States each year.
This Drug is Not for Preemies
The FDA has warned health care professionals that an antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV infection may lead to serious heart, kidney, and breathing problems in premature babies.
New, Improved! Now With Less Glycerin!
Scientists recently developed an anti-HIV gel designed to be applied to the vagina. Now, a reformulated version of the gel appears to be safe for use in the rectum.