Archive for August, 2009

Gay Rights Group Call for End of HIV Travel Ban in US

Lambda Legal, a UK-based LGBT rights group, has called on the US government to lift the ban on people living with HIV from entering or residing in the United States.  This comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the US Department of Health and Human Services has proposed removing the viral disease from the list of communicable diseases of public health significance for immigrants coming to the North American country.Scotts Schoettes of Lambda Legal said they had written to …

HIV-Related Deaths Decrease in United States

With the advancement in HIV treatment, a 2007 report released by National Center for Health Statistics indicates that there was a 10-percent drop in overall HIV-related death rate in the United States.  It was the biggest one-year decline in HIV-related mortality since 1998.Representatives of NCHS, which is under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are surprised by the findings especially on how much number of HIV-related death cases have decreased.  They still find it unclear whethe…

Protect Yourself Against Cervical Cancer

The human papillomavirus or HPV is quite a common type of infection especially for women who are sexually active as an adult. Chances are one may have contracted several of the 100 strains of the said virus without knowing it. About 30 strains of HPV are being transmitted sexually. HPV is considered as the number one cause of cervical cancer as well as genital warts. HPV ProtectionThere is a promising new vaccine available that now aims to prevent HPV infections from spreading. It would also mak…

HPV and Abnormal Pap Smears

HPV or the human papillomavirus is a common infection that around one in every two sexually active adults may be infected by it. The said virus has around 100 strains with 30 of them being transmitted sexually. While most of the strains are actually benign and harmless to humans, some HPV strains can cause genital warts and, more seriously, cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a disease that is highly treatable if discovered at its early stages. Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical …

Understanding The HPV Vaccine

The human papillomavirus or HPV is quite a common strain that has infected many people in one way or the other. Most of the HPV strains that infect people are considerably harmless. But there are around a hundred or so strains of the HPV that prove to cause certain harm such as cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Around 30 of these are known to be transmitted sexually. HPV VaccineFor the more harmful strains of the HPV, researchers have been able to develop a certain HPV vaccine called Gard…