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Some Minorities With HIV, AIDS Were Least Likely to Take Rx
According to new research, African-American and Latino people with HIV or AIDS were the least likely to take medication that could extend their lives. Researchers may now have some of the answers as to why.
HIV/AIDS Experts Killed in Malaysia Airlines Crash
Details of the passengers on the Malaysian Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine this week are starting to emerge. Among the lives lost were leading HIV/AIDS researchers on their way to the International AIDS Conference in Australia.
Routine Screening May Be Better Option for Spotting HIV Early
HIV can be hard to diagnose early because symptoms can be basic and flu-like. New research identified signs of HIV infection that may help doctors decide which patients need to be tested.
HPV Shot Not Linked to Blood Clots
One of the few vaccines that can actually protect against cancer is the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which prevents four strains of HPV. But some parents have expressed concerns about the safety of the HPV vaccine.
Dating Apps May Be Compromising Gay Men's Sexual Health
Since 2009, smartphone dating apps have become increasingly popular among gay men. These apps use GPS to locate any user within a given area. But this easy access may come with serious consequences.
Undiagnosed STD May Affect Many Americans
STDs often come with unpleasant symptoms, but when infections don't come with visible symptoms, many patients are left unaware. A new report focused on one such STD — chlamydia.
A Cancer Knowledge Gap
The best way to beat cancer is to prevent it from occurring in the first place, when possible. With head and neck cancers, there are several ways to reduce risk.
USPSTF Issues Updated Hepatitis B Screening Guidelines
While there is no cure for hepatitis B, doctors can treat infected patients to prevent serious complications. But first, these doctors need to know who is infected, which is why experts recently updated screening guidelines for hepatitis B.
Worse Drug Resistance Seen in HIV Positive Children
Once the HIV virus becomes resistant to a drug, that resistance is permanent. Drug resistance in HIV-infected children makes finding an effective treatment more difficult.
Two-Thirds of Americans May Carry HPV
Humans are teeming with viruses and bacteria, both good and bad. It seems one such invader — the human papillomavirus (HPV) — may be infecting many of us.