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CDC launches new effort to prevent HIV infections
Date: 2011-11-29 16:07:07
HIV rates remain stubbornly high, and public health agencies are grappling with the problem with mixed results. But a new initiative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may get more people to seek STD testing and limit the spread of the infection.... Full Story

Positive HIV test sets women up for stigmatization
Date: 2011-11-23 16:15:59
Following a positive HIV test, women may face a number of major challenges in life. A new investigation indicates that social stigmas may be one of the most significant hurdles these individuals face.... Full Story

Earlier HIV treatment reduces risk of cancer
Date: 2011-11-23 09:21:35
Regular HIV testing is important for sexually active, high-risk individuals because the sooner an infection is diagnosed, the more successfully it can be treated. This may be true for a number of the aspects of the disease.... Full Story

Rapper discusses importance of HIV testing in new song
Date: 2011-11-16 16:34:49
It may seem like an odd pronouncement from a rap song, but the new single "I Got AIDS" from artist Lil B comes with a powerful message: seek HIV testing as soon as possible.... Full Story

Wider HIV testing recommended by public health groups
Date: 2011-11-08 16:47:39
HIV is a potentially deadly, incurable disease, which is why it is generally regarded more effective to prevent infection than to treat it. For this reason, public health authorities are urging individuals to seek HIV testing.... Full Story

New report urges pediatricians to offer HIV testing to youths
Date: 2011-11-03 07:52:27
Given the fact that such a high number of new infections occur in young people, the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for physicians to make HIV testing a more routine part of the medical care of sexually active adolescents and young adults.... Full Story

HIV survival improves thanks to gains in treatment and testing
Date: 2011-10-13 16:09:26
For people living with HIV, average life expectancy has increased significantly during the course of the past two decades, and this improvement is largely due to improved medications and more prevalent HIV testing, according to a new study.... Full Story

Health agency targets high-risk group for HIV testing campaign
Date: 2011-10-10 16:00:46
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that members of the Latino community have significantly higher rates of HIV than individuals in other ethnic groups. For this reason, agencies are urging Latinos to seek HIV testing to help prevent the spread of the infection.... Full Story

High-risk populations should seek HIV testing at the first sign of symptoms, study suggests
Date: 2011-08-31 14:46:14
Seeking HIV testing at the moment symptoms begin to emerge could help high-risk individuals get diagnosed early and prevent the spread of the infection, according to a new study published in the journal AIDS. The virus often causes flu-like symptoms shortly after it is contracted.... Full Story

Researchers discover mechanism by which HIV infections spreads
Date: 2011-08-29 15:55:48
A breakthrough discovery by a team of George Mason University researchers may lead to new medications to destroy the AIDS virus in infected individuals and potentially make positive HIV tests a thing of the past.... Full Story

State cuts HIV prevention services
Date: 2011-08-16 08:03:31
HIV testing in the state of Massachusetts may soon become more difficult to access, as state officials are warning that steep budget cuts will likely affect HIV prevention programs in the upcoming year.... Full Story

HIV testing strategies should encompass many approaches, study finds
Date: 2011-08-10 16:27:02
Not all HIV testing methods are the same, according to a new study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, and disease prevention methods in the African American community should focus on incorporating a number of testing approaches.... Full Story

Children being treated for HIV are more likely to have high cholesterol
Date: 2011-08-09 16:06:46
Children with HIV who are treated with medications to prevent the spread of the disease may be more likely to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results later in life, according to a new study published in the Journal of Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndromes.... Full Story

Scientists work toward precision therapies that target HIV virus
Date: 2011-08-08 16:07:02
Researchers at the University of Southern California are developing a molecular equivalent of a laser-guided bomb to target viral cells and help make positive HIV tests a thing of the past.... Full Story

HIV risk closely tied to drug use, study finds
Date: 2011-08-02 15:29:02
Methamphetamine use can cause a number of health problems, but new research out of Johns Hopkins University suggests that the risk of receiving a positive HIV test may be near the top of the list.... Full Story

More hospitals should offer HIV testing, study concludes
Date: 2011-07-29 14:21:01
If HIV testing were made a routine part of emergency medicine, it could help in identifying millions of people who are unaware they are infected with the virus. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.... Full Story

Scientists call renewed efforts to find HIV cure
Date: 2011-07-27 14:29:40
A cure for the virus that causes HIV seems to be nearly within grasp of scientists investigating the infection, but stronger efforts on the part of world governments are needed to finally develop a treatment that could put an end to positive HIV tests, said a group of scientists.... Full Story

IOM urges free HIV testing for women
Date: 2011-07-22 14:18:15
In order to improve the sexual health of women, the Institute of Medicine is recommending that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services increase the availability of many health services, including HIV testing.... Full Story

New York officials battle rising tide of HIV in Latino population
Date: 2011-07-19 15:17:38
HIV and AIDS are taking a particularly painful toll on the Latino community, as rates among this group are much higher than the general population. In order to address this problem, the New York Department of Health recently announced that it is observing Latino HIV Testing Month this July.... Full Story

Researchers identify potential preventative treatment for HIV
Date: 2011-07-13 15:40:16
The AIDS virus continues to spread throughout the nation with little impeding its progress. Aside from regular HIV testing and safe sexual practices, there are few things that a person can do to prevent infection.... Full Story

CDC continues to recommend HIV testing
Date: 2011-06-30 15:44:16
Despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that HIV testing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the infection, the agency recently concluded a study which found that many people with the infection are unaware of their condition.... Full Story

Local health agencies encourage HIV testing
Date: 2011-06-29 15:25:09
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that HIV testing is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of the infection. In recognition of this fact, many local health departments are leading efforts to encourage residents to get themselves tested.... Full Story

New York health officials recommend HIV testing
Date: 2011-06-24 15:45:57
Given the high rates of infection in the state, New York Health officials are urging residents to seek HIV testing or accept the procedure if a medical professional offers it to them.... Full Story

CDC recommends further HIV testing for high-risk groups
Date: 2011-06-23 15:26:54
Expanding HIV testing programs to more people, particularly those who are at high risk , could significantly lower the prevalence of the disease, said officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... Full Story

Advocates decry efforts to limit eligibility for state-run HIV drug assistance programs
Date: 2011-06-13 12:42:08
Despite the fact that high numbers of people continue to receive positive HIV tests, some programs that provide treatment to low-income individuals are being threatened by budget cuts, as government officials work to close deficits. However, these moves have drawn the criticism of some advocates.... Full Story

Group looks to spur development of new HIV vaccine
Date: 2011-06-10 15:32:37
Positive HIV tests may soon become a thing of the past if a new foundation made up of leading infectious disease experts has its say.... Full Story

Regular HIV testing may be key to preventing the infection's spread
Date: 2011-05-26 11:17:26
Studies have shown that when a person with HIV is treated at an early stage, their viral load does not rise. This means that they are less likely to spread their infection to other people. However, due to the fact that many people who have the disease have not sought HIV testing and are unaware of their infection, they are not receiving this treatment.... Full Story

New study recommends more HIV testing in prisons
Date: 2011-05-20 11:25:48
Rates of sexually transmitted disease are particularly high among prison populations. Consequently, when an inmate is released they may spread their infections to the general population. For these reasons, experts are urging prison systems to institute rigorous HIV testing programs to limit the occurrence of the disease.... Full Story

Early HIV treatment may stop the spread of the disease
Date: 2011-05-16 11:25:52
Starting individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus on antiretroviral therapies early on may help reduce the spread of the disease and limit the number of new individuals who receive positive HIV tests, according to a new study from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.... Full Story

Researchers develop possible vaccine against HIV
Date: 2011-05-13 11:04:54
Positive HIV tests may soon become a thing of the past, as researchers from the Oregon Health and Sciences University report that they have a developed a vaccine for the virus that has shown promising results in laboratory monkeys.... Full Story

Most states have favorable HIV testing laws, study finds
Date: 2011-05-12 11:39:53
State laws regarding HIV testing are increasingly catching up to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

Free and inexpensive HIV testing increases screening rates among young people
Date: 2011-05-10 11:44:51
By providing free or low-cost HIV testing to teenagers and young adults, public health agencies may be able to increase rates of screening among this age group, according to a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.... Full Story

Pennsylvania ease requirements for HIV testing
Date: 2011-05-03 11:27:17
Residents of Pennsylvania may soon find it easier to access HIV testing, as state lawmakers recently voted to eliminate many of the hurdles that patients formerly had to cross in order get themselves screened.... Full Story

Expert says more HIV testing is needed
Date: 2011-04-29 11:27:14
There is a significant amount of misinformation when it comes to HIV and AIDS, and this may make some young people less likely to seek HIV testing, some experts say. Testing is widely considered to be one of the most important tools in combating the spread of the infection.... Full Story

HIV patients may be more likely to experience heart failure
Date: 2011-04-27 11:16:09
A positive HIV test may indicate more than just impaired immune system function. A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has shown that the infection may also be a risk factor for heart failure.... Full Story

Early treatment helps slow spread of HIV among high-risk communities
Date: 2011-04-14 11:18:49
Frequent HIV testing and follow-up treatment with antiretroviral medications among infected individuals could dramatically cut the disease rate among men who have sex with men, one of the groups at the highest risk for infections, according to a new study out of the University of California, San Francisco.... Full Story

Healthcare resources limited for new HIV patients
Date: 2011-03-31 11:10:33
A greater number of people are seeking HIV testing than ever before, but this is leading an increase in the number of patients diagnosed with the disease and the healthcare system may be ill-prepared to care for all these individuals, according to a new report from researchers at the Yale School of Public Health.... Full Story

Texas may defund HIV treatment program
Date: 2011-03-25 11:32:27
Individuals who have received positive HIV tests have significant medical costs. However, it may soon become more difficult for low-income patients in Texas to pay for these expenses, as state lawmakers are considering cutting funding for HIV assistance programs.... Full Story

A positive HIV test can change many aspects of a person's life
Date: 2011-03-18 11:52:11
Following a positive test for HIV, individuals have more to worry about than just their physical health. Experts say that the disease can have significant psychological effects for which patients should consider seeking treatment.... Full Story

HIV patients are at greater risk of bone fracture, study finds
Date: 2011-03-14 11:41:18
Following a positive HIV test, adults may do well to take steps to improve their bone health. A new study has found that these individuals are at an increased risk of suffering from fractures.... Full Story

Mississippi laws provide few resources for HIV testing and treatment, report says
Date: 2011-03-10 16:57:59
Despite the fact that more people receive positive HIV tests now than ever before, laws in some states prohibit effective prevention efforts and make it difficult for those who are infected to seek appropriate treatment, according to a new report from the group Human Rights Watch.... Full Story

New drug may eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission
Date: 2011-03-04 12:20:54
Mothers who don't receive a positive HIV test until they have given birth may be at increased risk for spreading the infection to their children. While there are medications that can prevent this situation, many women don't begin taking them until it is too late.... Full Story

Students try to raise awareness of HIV risks
Date: 2011-02-21 14:03:59
With positive HIV tests becoming more common among the younger generation, public health experts have said that more needs to be done to educate adolescents about the dangers of the disease and how risky sexual behavior increases the risk of transmission.... Full Story

Cholesterol medications may slow HIV progression
Date: 2011-02-18 13:36:43
Statin medications, a common treatment for high cholesterol, may be able to slow the progression of infection among individuals who have received a positive HIV test, according to a new study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.... Full Story

Cities try to prevent new HIV infections
Date: 2011-02-16 13:51:57
Health departments across the country are increasingly shifting their focus on the matter of HIV to one of prevention. These new efforts include everything from making HIV testing more accessible to helping individuals get a hold of condoms.... Full Story

Public health agencies stress prevention in battle against HIV
Date: 2011-02-15 13:42:35
Public health authorities are increasingly shifting their focus to encouraging HIV testing, safer sex practices and other preventative measures in an effort to slow the spread of the potentially deadly disease.... Full Story

Researchers continue to look for HIV cure
Date: 2011-02-14 13:43:35
With each passing year, scientists get closer to finding a cure for HIV. While there may still be some ways to go, this research brings hope to the millions of individuals who have received positive HIV tests.... Full Story

Health experts stress prevention in battle against HIV
Date: 2011-02-11 14:59:56
While fewer people are dying from HIV than ever before, the cost of treating the illness is rising, which puts a tremendous emphasis on prevention, according to a recent presentation by one expert at the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. HIV testing is largely considered to be one of the most effective means of preventing the spread of the disease.... Full Story

Reinvigorating immune system may be key to fighting HIV
Date: 2011-02-11 14:50:00
Individuals who have received positive HIV tests may feel as though there is little hope of ever ridding themselves of the disease or of leading a normal life. However, that may not be true. Scientists are increasingly getting closer to finding a cure for the disease.... Full Story

HIV-positive girls are more likely to become pregnant
Date: 2011-02-03 13:23:47
Young women who have received positive HIV tests may be more likely to be given other bad news concerning their sexual health. A new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers has found that these individuals are also more likely to become pregnant and suffer birth complications.... Full Story

Communities look to slow spread of HIV
Date: 2011-02-01 11:44:58
As the rate of sexually transmitted diseases continues to climb, communities across the country are talking about ways to slow the increase. In particular, local officials are talking about bringing HIV testing and other preventative measure to schools, which at times may stir controversy.... Full Story

States struggle to find funding for HIV prevention programs
Date: 2011-01-28 13:48:35
Even at a time when the need for more HIV testing and treatment services has never been greater, some states are considering cutting programs that provide vital resources to people who have the condition or are at risk for contracting it. The need for these services continues to grow.... Full Story

Researchers continue to search for HIV cure
Date: 2011-01-27 13:31:26
New scientific advancements in the treatment of HIV and AIDS are making the consequences of a positive HIV much less severe than they formerly were. Where once death was assured within a few years, now patients can expect a relatively long, healthy life following diagnosis.... Full Story

Needle exchange programs may help keep HIV rates down
Date: 2011-01-26 13:29:56
Injection drug users are among the leading individuals who receive positive HIV tests. While programs that offer these addicts clean needles may help stop the spread of the disease, they have yet to gain much support in the U.S., which is likely to keep rates of infection high among these drug users.... Full Story

States move to cut HIV testing programs
Date: 2011-01-24 12:03:05
As states struggle with gaping budget deficits, lawmakers are looking for any area to make cuts. Unfortunately, in some cases, this means cutting back on programs such as HIV testing and other preventative measures.... Full Story

Stroke rate more than doubles among HIV patients
Date: 2011-01-21 11:00:33
While a positive HIV test is no longer the death sentence it once was, there are still many risks that come along with infection. For example, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego recently found that the rate of stroke in HIV patients skyrocketed in recent years, even while the rate of stroke decreased in the general population.... Full Story

Public health officials seek to make HIV testing more available for teens
Date: 2011-01-20 11:36:37
Public health experts say that regular HIV testing is one of the most important ways to stop the spread of the disease. In an effort to help more individuals make this a greater part of their regular healthcare, some have suggested that agencies start testing at a young age.... Full Story

Researchers find demographic differences in HIV outcomes
Date: 2011-01-19 13:37:00
A new study from University of Colorado researchers has found that women, non-whites and residents of the South tend to have poorer outcomes following an HIV diagnosis. The report underscores the importance of HIV testing for individuals in these high-risk groups.... Full Story

New ad urges HIV testing in graphic fashion
Date: 2011-01-18 13:34:24
A recent advertisement in New York City using graphic images to urge residents to seek HIV testing has caused controversy in the city, but activists are saying it sends exactly the right message.... Full Story

States propose cuts to HIV/AIDS prevention programs
Date: 2011-01-14 11:50:16
Given the fact that HIV/AIDS rates are continuing to increase, the importance of HIV testing has never been greater. However, due to budgetary concerns, some local and state governments are considering slashing funding for disease prevention programs.... Full Story

HIV testing initiatives in UK may be more effective
Date: 2011-01-12 09:30:07
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues its push to increase HIV testing rates across the country, officials may do well to look to efforts from across the pond.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels connected to increased diabetes risk in those with HIV
Date: 2011-01-10 16:57:56
In addition to the range of health problems experienced by those with HIV, a new study has shown that those who have low levels of vitamin D may also be more likely to develop diabetes.... Full Story

Many hepatitis C patients also have HIV
Date: 2011-01-06 08:58:50
Individuals who have hepatitis C (HCV) may benefit from HIV testing as well, as many of those with the infection also have the potentially deadly STD.... Full Story

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