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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

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