A 12-year-old girl received HIV-tained blood during a transfusion at her local hospital. Seven high level officials were fired and the public is asking for the resignation of the country's health minister, Abdullah al-Rabiah, who issued an official apology and is trying to find ways to compensate the family for this unfortunate incident.
More than 20 million people in the U.S. get infected with sexually transmitted infections every year, with medical costs for treatments costing around $16 billion to the U.S. economy, according to a latest study report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Facebook and Twitter can now do more than connect with friends and families: it can help prevent HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), a recent study finds.
The origin of HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus has been traced back to African monkeys and apes which existed five to 12 million years ago, according to a new research.
For people who are HIV positive, bacterial pneumonia is a common threat and critical at the same time. A recent study suggests that smokers who were HIV positive had 50 percent more chances of getting the infection than HIV-positive individuals who did not smoke.
A new Danish study suggests that among HIV patients who are receiving well-organized care with free access to antiretroviral therapy, patients who smoke are at an earlier risk of death from smoking-related health issues than to HIV. The findings of the study emphasize the importance of kicking the butt among HIV infected patients in long-term.
Most of the adult entertainment club workers - exotic dancers and other female club employees - do not have great medical benefits, owing to the fact that the nature of their work puts them at a high risk of unwanted sexual advances and behavior. Apart from the sexual behavior, some of them may also involve in substance abuse, putting them at greater unchecked health risks.
A popular HIV drug known as anti-retroviral, like many other drugs, has daunting side-effects, though more preferable than the disease that the drug is treating. However new research suggests that those taking the drug are being subjected to long-term cognitive impairment.
A new disease, with symptoms similar to that of AIDS, though not contagious or non -life threatening, has hit the Asian and Asian-American demographic.