Archive for March, 2009

Quechans Celebrate HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day

The indigenous Quechan people of Yuma, Arizona, celebrated their annual Quechan Tribal HIV/ AIDS Awareness Family Day, as more American Indians are getting infected with the dreaded disease.  The Department of Health and Human Services in the United States reports that American Indians have the third highest HIV diagnosis rate in the country despite having a small population.  What is more alarming is that American Indians have the shortest time between AIDS diagnosis and death.Although the Cent…

Reducing Your Risk of HIV Infection

While scientific research may have advanced the treatment for people with HIV, the negative impact this disease could bring to your family, your career, and to yourself is undeniable.  If you are concerned about the risks of getting infected with HIV, here are some prevention tips from health experts in order to avoid being exposed to the virus. Practice safe sexHealth experts actually recommend people to abstain from sex until marriage.  However, there are people who find sex an unavoidable sit…

New Version of Female Condom Approved

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a second-generation female condom.  This would make this second version of the safe sex tool be sold in the country and distributed more widely around the world.  The condom is manufactured by Chicago-based Female Health Company. The new version, called FC2 Female Condom, is made of synthetic rubber instead of polyurethane, which the first female condom was made.  This makes the newer condom less expensive and, according to the ma…