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July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

On World Hepatitis Day, Watch for Complications With HIV

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 28, 2014
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, one of only four official disease-specific health observances, and for people with HIV, it's even more important to get tested.

Dr. Kamel Khalili

Temple University Eliminates HIV Virus From Human Cells

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 25
Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia have made a breakthrough in attacking HIV, and it could be the first step toward a cure.

Young people are not using condoms as often, and not getting tested for HIV

Only 1 in 5 Sexually Active Students Tested for HIV, Says CDC

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
A new comprehensive analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students has ever been tested for HIV.

Bill Clinton addresses the International AIDS Conference.

AIDS Conference 'Stepping Up the Pace'

AIDS | By Liz Highleyman | Jul 24
Delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference, taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia, expressed optimism about progress made to date, but stressed that more remains to be done.

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

AIDS | By Sasha Razumikhin | Jul 24
Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

Truvada pills

HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

AIDS | Jul 22
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus.

Xavier Caylor in June 2014

San Fran's 'Flagging in the Park'

AIDS | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 20
A combination of festive outdoor event and fundraiser, the roots of the swirling tie-dyed dance form goes back to the earliest days of gay culture, and even decades before.

Robert Grant

WHO Recommends PrEP for Gay Men

AIDS | By Liz Highleyman | Jul 20
Gay and bisexual men who are at risk for HIV infection should consider using antiretroviral drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization.

HIV Diagnosis Rate Fell by Third in US Over Decade

AIDS | By Mike Stobbe | Jul 19
The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.

Track your health with this sexual activity calendar

Track Your Health With the Sexual Activity Calendar

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 17
Boston area pharmacist Dr. Sarah Russo announced the release of a new product, The S.A.C. App,™ which helps you track your sexual health and wellness.

Fourth Generation of HIV Testing Allows Earlier Detection

AIDS | By Christiana Lilly | Jul 17
Thanks to advances in HIV testing, labs can detect the disease in a person's blood up to two weeks earlier than before.