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INSIGHT-In Greek crisis, HIV gains ground

'Contagion' is the label financial markets use for the economic spread of the Greek crisis. For hundreds of people in an...

Ellen DeGeneres named global envoy for AIDS awareness

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

Cervical cancer vaccines may cut need for screening

Using GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix vaccine to protect girls against the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer is so effective...

Dutch church victims need more than money

The Roman Catholic Church in the Netherlands must provide more than just money to victims of sexual abuse, an independent...

Clinton sets new U.S. global AIDS focus on treatment

The United States set a new direction for its global AIDS campaign Tuesday, emphasizing HIV-fighting drugs that can prevent...

Group calls for HIV screening of teens who have sex

All sexually active adolescents should be screened for HIV, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday in a new policy...

REFILE: Report links HPV with heart attacks, strokes

A new study shows heart attacks and strokes are more common in women infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV. The research...

Reports links HPV with heart attacks, strokes

A new study shows heart attacks and strokes are more common in women infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV. The research...

US advisers recommend Gardasil HPV shots for boys

U.S. vaccine advisers on Tuesday voted to recommend that boys be routinely vaccinated with Merck & Co's Gardasil vaccine...

Don't screen everybody for HIV in the ER: study

More than 1,100 people would have to be offered HIV tests in the emergency room to find just one new infection with the potentially...

Medtronic tests stent for erectile dysfunction

Medtronic Inc, a manufacturer of pacemakers, heart stents and spine products, has developed a device to tackle another common...

US health panel cautious on HPV screening vs Pap

A U.S. government-backed medical panel on Wednesday took a cautious view of a new generation of cervical cancer tests, discouraging...

Girls' HPV vaccination rates falling short

Close to half of U.S. girls ages 13 and 17 have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV),...

HPV test more sensitive than Pap, questions remain

Testing women for human papillomavirus (HPV) may catch more pre-cancerous growths than standard cervical cancer screening...

No sex please, we're British and over 60

An event organized by a British city to school its older residents in the arts of safe sex has been canceled due to lack...

Condom use increasing among U.S. teens - survey

Safe sex may be catching on with teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Wednesday that condom...

UK study shows how better HIV drugs extend lives

Life expectancy for people in Britain who have HIV rose by 15 years between 1996 and 2008, thanks largely earlier diagnosis...

Russia says U.S. Afghan policy stokes AIDS problem

The United States is aggravating the HIV/AIDS problem in Russia and the West by refusing to use its forces to destroy opium...

Canada drugs ruling could affect prostitution case

Canadian courts could strike down the country's anti-prostitution laws if judges follow the logic of a landmark Supreme Court...

Virus to blame for rise throat cancer: study

Cancer of the back of the mouth and throat is on the rise, primarily because of more cases stemming from a viral infection...

Art auction will benefit Elton John's AIDS charity

Works by Jeff Koons, Keith Haring and four other artists are expected to raise more than $1 million for Elton John's AIDS...

More youngsters having unsafe sex: global study

Young people across the globe are having more unprotected sex and know less about effective contraception options, a multinational...

EU agency backs J&J and Gilead HIV drugs

The European Medicines Agency on Friday backed new HIV drugs from Johnson & Johnson and Gilead, widening the maintenance...

Genital pain not uncommon among women: survey

As many as one in 12 women say they have a type of genital pain known as vulvodynia, yet few have been diagnosed with it,...

CORRECTION: Doctors predict impotence after prostate treatment

A man facing prostate cancer treatment can now get a rough sense of his odds of becoming impotent after the procedure, researchers...

Scientists find way to "disarm" AIDS virus

Scientists have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system and say their discovery may offer a new approach...

Gene therapy shows promise in reducing HIV

An early stage trial of Sangamo BioSciences Inc's HIV treatment found that the gene therapy reduced levels of the virus and...

CORRECTION: Bachmann HPV vaccine comments 'toxic': US doctors

No matter how much the U.S. medical community challenges the suggestion by presidential candidate Michele Bachmann that a...

Bachmann HPV vaccine comments 'toxic': US doctors

No matter how much the U.S. medical community challenges the suggestion by presidential candidate Michele Bachmann that a...

Smokers don't make better lovers

Lighting up could be slowing you down in the bedroom, suggests a new study. Men who successfully stopped smoking improved...

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