Archive for August 15th, 2007

Drugs Can Lower Risk of Genital Herpes Reccurence

A recent study confirms the effectiveness of oral antiviral drugs commonly used to prevent genital herpes outbreaks in infected patients.The researchers evaluated acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir, which are sold under the trade names Zovirax, Valtrex, and Famvir, respectively. The study were conducted through a meta-analysis, where the results of several published trials were then analyzed to obtain information from a larger total number of patients, which provided the ability to draw mo…

Zimbabwe, Virginity Tests Useful in Fighting HIV and Aids

A local chief in Zimbabwe says that the virginity tests he once conducted in his area were a successful weapon in the fight against HIV and AIDS pandemic in the country. Chief Naboth Makoni conducted the tests, which he began four years ago, for both boys and girls. It has then sparked widespread protests from women and human rights activists in the country claiming that the practice was a violation of children’s rights and an intrusion to their privacy.However, Chief Makoni said the virginity t…