Posts Tagged ‘hiv’

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day

The CDC estimates that only 1 in 7 people who are infected with HIV are aware that they have HIV and have sought treatment. This is a clear indication that there is a lack of education, resources, and services within high-risk populations as well as the general public.  STOP THE STIGMA! Getting tested for HIV […]


STD Dictionary: Slang Terms

STD Dictionary

There are a range of different sexually transmitted diseases and they all have scientific names that can be difficult to get your tongue around. Fortunately, there are slang terms that make things easier for us mere mortals. In this article, we will have a look at the most common sexually transmitted diseases and common slang […]


Different Testing Methods for Different STDs

STD Testing Methods and Types

Medical experts agree that routine STD testing anytime there is a change in sexual partners or activities is a strong first defense against the spread of STDs.  THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE AN STD IS TO GET TESTED. Being tested during the correct time frame is important for ensuring accurate test results […]


Senior Citizens and HIV

This may sound unbelievable to you, but the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) say that the number of seniors living with HIV is actually increasing. At this point, over a quarter of all diagnosed HIV and AIDS patients are aged over 50. Furthermore, Yale Medical School researchers and experts project that 50% of […]


The History of HIV

It’s no secret that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) became one of the largest epidemics in the 1980s. This virus often leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). However, HIV has been discovered to have started in the early 1900s. So, where did HIV and AIDs come from, and how far have researchers come with treatments since […]


STDs and Other Mammals

You’d be surprised to hear this, but even animals get STDs! Cases of sexually transmitted diseases grow within the minute, with over 19 million new infected patients yearly in the US. However, what many people do not know is that STDs actually occur in animals, too. Still not interested? Then you should know that scientists […]


This Is How Far HIV Treatment Has Come

Even though there is no cure for HIV yet, treatment options increase and advance within the minute. At this point, HIV treatment involves medications that when taken on regular basis, can slow the virus’ progression in the body. In addition, scientists constantly come up with new ways to prevent and fight this virus, which brings […]


Why Isn’t There A Cure For HIV?

Did you know that HIV is estimated to exist since the late 1800s? Even so, it took people until 1983 to identify this virus as HIV and 30 years of failed attempts to create a cure or vaccine. Apparently, we have nothing finalized to show as a cure, even though treatment has advanced rapidly and […]