WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — There’s another epidemic sweeping the United States: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Statistics for 2019 — the latest data available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — show that STD rates in the United States hit a new high again forContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Beta-blocker blood pressure medications may increase the risk of heart problems in people with HIV, new research suggests. For the study, the researchers reviewed the medical records of more than 8,000 U.S. veterans with HIV who developed high blood pressure between 2000 andContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A commonly prescribed component of the life-saving antiretroviral drug cocktails used to treat HIV may trigger weight gain, new research warns. The concern stems from tracking patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). Since the mid-1990s, the therapy has relied on various drug combinations toContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A vaginal ring that slowly releases an antiviral medication could protect women against HIV for up to three months, a preliminary trial suggests. It assessed two formulations of a vaginal ring that releases the antiretroviral dapivirine in the vagina over the course ofContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Scientists may have discovered why cold sores caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) are triggered by stress, illness and sunburn. The finding could lead to new ways to prevent recurring cold sores and herpes-related eye disease, U.S. and British researchers say. More thanContinue Reading