In the never-ending war against the spread of the HIV virus that can lead to AIDS, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the first-ever a self-administered HIV testing kit that produces results without the use of a laboratory.
Many Americans don’t know much about hepatitis C, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that annually, more Americans die from the infection than from causes related to HIV.
A new study with heterosexual couples finds the level of the HIV-1 virus in the blood of an HIV-infected person is the single most important risk factor for sexual transmission of the virus to an uninfected partner.
The United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is reporting world AIDS deaths and new HIV infections have each dropped 21 percent since the peak of the AIDS pandemic, the most optimistic report the group has ever issued. Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS program, says in a news release, “W…