Posted 3:00 PM 4/29/2013 by By Denise Mann
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force call for virtually every adult to be routinely screened for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
The updated recommendations, which are published in the April 30 issue of the journal Annals of (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/22/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of powerful drug cocktails known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may help protect the hearts of children and teens infected with HIV, a new study reports.
HAART is a form of antiretroviral therapy that is widely used to (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/16/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reveals that circumcision affects the type of bacteria that live on the penis, which could explain why circumcised men have a 50 percent to 60 percent reduced risk of being infected by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Circumcision also (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Having people test themselves for HIV is effective and could help bring the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic under control, a new study contends.
The researchers explained that self-testing, combined with counseling, could improve rates of early detection (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- About one in every 50 heterosexual Americans living in poorer urban neighborhoods is infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
According to the CDC, the 2.3 percent infection (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate among Danish men in same-sex partnerships has dropped significantly since the 1990s, but the death rate among women in same-sex unions is increasing, a new study finds.
In 1989, Denmark became the first country to allow registered (More)