Nationally, HIV diagnoses declined nearly 20 percent, although progress has been uneven. Diagnoses among Latina women and white women declined steadily over the past decade (35 percent and 30 percent, respectively). Although, there have been increases among HIV diagnoses for Latino men who are gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.
October has been Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence continues to occur, affecting the lives of countless children, women and men who suffer in silence. The month brings awareness to those most affected.
More than $2.2 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants were awarded to cities, states and local community-based organizations throughout the 2015 fiscal year, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) produced a report confirming that new diagnosis of HIV infection has risen sharply among Latino men who have sex with men (MSM), despite overall declines in infections among U.S. Latinos during the same period.
The PrEP pill has proven to be a vital and successful tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS, helping to protect thousands upon thousands against the deadly virus. However, does the anti-HIV medication promote risky sexual behaviors and the disuse of condoms?
PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, and PrEP is a powerful daily pill option for those who are at high risk of contracting HIV. No, PrEP is not a cure or a vaccine, but PrEP is a meaningful tool that can provide a high level of protection against HIV, and it's far more effective when combine with other prevention tools such as condoms.
Sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, are extremely prevalent among those in Mexico City's male sex work industry. According to a new study, a lack of protective measures and widespread risky sexual behaviors can be blamed for Mexico City's male sex workers' contraction of diseases.
Spanish doctors in Barcelona believe they've found the cure to HIV. By using blood transplants from the umbilical cords of individuals with a genetic resistance to HIV, Spanish medical professionals believe they can best the AIDS-causing virus. The procedure has already been successful, "curing" a patient in just three months.
March 31 has come and gone, and the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period has concluded. Now there are 8 million newly insured individuals, many of whom are confused about what this means for them.