Monthly Archives: January 2012

 

Peppermint, Lemon Balm and Sage Kill HIV

Peppermint, Lemon Balm and Sage are well known herbs often used in cooking and as scents for various purposes. They also have a long history of use in herbal medicine. All three belong to the family Lamiaceae, a plant genealogy known for it’s strongly scented, often oily leaves. The same...
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Condoms Responsible for Fewer HIV Infections in South Africa

A study recently published in The Journal of Royal Society reports that condoms have been the most effective prevention of the spread of HIV/AIDS in South Africa over the past decade. Leigh Johnson, of the University of Capetown, led the study, which was published last month. Over the last few...
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HIV and Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of HIV/AIDS. Studies have found over 80% of people with HIV/AIDS will suffer fatigue at some point during their fight with the infection. Fatigue is most common during both the acute stage of infection, while the virus is still in the process...
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Mental Health Concerns for People with HIV/AIDS

People with HIV/AIDS face a wide variety of problems from illness to discrimination and more. One type of problem that is very common, but also often overlooked, is mental health problems. For a variety of reasons, almost everyone with HIV/AIDS will eventually need to cope with mental health problems. Unfortunately,...
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News Trials for Preventative Vaccine

The FDA has recently approved human clinical trials for an HIV-vaccine to begin this month. The clinical trials are being conducted by Dr. Chil-Yong Kang, a virologist working out of the University of Western Ontario. The vaccine, called SAV001, is made using dead HIV cells, unlike several prior HIV-vaccines that...
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