Archive for the 'HIV' Category

Teach 5-year-olds about masturbation, advocates U.N. report

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON - A June report from the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that children as young as five should receive mandatory sexual education that would teach even pre-kindergarteners about masturbation and topics like gender violence.

J&J and FDA issue warning to doctors about reports of dangerous skin reactions with HIV drug

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

J&J warns of allergic reactions with HIV drug
WASHINGTON — Johnson & Johnson has warned doctors about reports of potentially deadly allergic reactions in patients taking its HIV drug Intelence.

Large US study finds circumcision doesn’t protect gay men from AIDS virus

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Circumcision doesn’t protect gays from AIDS virus
ATLANTA — Circumcision, which has helped prevent AIDS among heterosexual men in Africa, doesn’t help protect gay men from the virus, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the question.

Correction: Porn Industry-HIV story

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Correction: Porn Industry-HIV story
LOS ANGELES — In an Aug. 20 story about safe-sex practices in the adult film industry, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Vivid Entertainment employed at least five performers who were infected in an HIV outbreak that briefly shut down the industry in 2004. Vivid spokeswoman Jackie Martin said all of its [...]

White House to hold HIV/AIDS discussions across country, starting in Atlanta

Friday, August 21st, 2009

White House to hold HIV/AIDS community discussions
WASHINGTON — The White House will hold a series of community discussions on HIV and AIDS throughout the country beginning next week.

People with HIV, TB, malaria should not rely on homeopathy, says WHO

Friday, August 21st, 2009

LONDON - The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned people with HIV, TB and malaria to stay away from the use of homeopathic medicines.

CDS says drop in US death rates led to fewer deaths in 2007, but numbers may rise in 2008

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

CDC says life expectancy in US up, deaths not
ATLANTA — U.S. life expectancy has risen to a new high, now standing at nearly 78 years, the government reported Wednesday. The increase is due mainly to falling death rates in almost all the leading causes of death. The average life expectancy for babies born in 2007 [...]

Synthetic protein-like molecule may protect against HIV infection

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Researchers have used the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and molecular engineering to design synthetic protein-like molecule, which may be able to put a stop to unwanted biological interactions between the cells.

India to test first dry powder vaccine for measles

Monday, August 17th, 2009

NEW DELHI - The first dry powder inhalable vaccine for measles will be tested next year in India. Millions of infants and children suffer from the disease which kills almost 200,000 annually.

First inhalant powder measles vaccine to undergo clinical trials in India next year

Monday, August 17th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Health experts in India will begin clinical trials to determine the efficacy of the first dry powder inhalable vaccine for measles next year, according to a report.

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