Archive for May 10th, 2007

Hepatitis B, Symptoms and Treatment

Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B virus. It was originally known as “serum hepatitis” and has caused epidemics in parts of Asia and Africa. It is said that up to a third of the world’s population have been exposed to the virus, although 3 to 6% have become affected.Symptoms of the acute illness caused by the virus include liver inflammation, vomiting, jaundice, and, rarely, death. Chronic hepatitis B may cause liver cirrhosis, which may lead to liv…

HIV Treatment Information

Studies on semen quality among HIV-infected men have yielded inconsistent results due to the biases inherent in some studies. To provide a conclusive proof in this case, a group of researchers from Toulousse, France, investigated the semen parameters among HIV-1-infected patients and compare their sperm characteristics with those of a controlled group of fertile, non-infected men.Factors implicated in semen alterations in HIV-1 patients were also analyzed, 91% of them are undergoing antiretrovir…