Monthly Archives: June 2012


Women with Bacterial Vaginosis More Likely to Get and Transmit HIV

Bacterial vaginosis(BV) is the medical term for when the bacteria in a woman’s vagina are out of balance. There are always some bacteria in the vagina, and many help a woman by preventing fungal infections, and providing other benefits. However, sometimes there aren’t enough helpful bacteria, and a large number...
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Free HIV Testing in US Pharmacies

The United States Center for Disease Control is starting a new program to provide free HIV testing through pharmacies across the country. The CDC estimates that 1 in 5 people in the US who are infected with HIV don’t know it. Symptoms of HIV and AIDS can take years to...
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Therapeutic Vaccine Trial Starting in Norway

Bionor announced another vaccine trial last week. The vaccine known as vacc-c5 is a therapeutic vaccine that researchers hope will duplicate the immune responses of people who have some natural immunity to HIV. These non-processors, as they are known in doctor-speak, may be infected with HIV, but their bodies immune...
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