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Notes on AIDS and HIV

In 1981, scientists in the United States and France first recognized the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which was later discovered to be caused by a virus called the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV breaks down the body's immunity to infections leading to AIDS. The virus can

Is HPV Vaccine Benefit Exaggerated?

Critics say medical groups helped Merck oversell Gardasil as a cancer vaccine, but other experts call the HPV vaccine a "revolutionary advance" in cervical cancer prevention.

Adult Film Industry Necessitates More Frequent HIV Testing

When it became public that a porn actor had tested positive for HIV last month, the news sent shockwaves rippling through the adult film industry, to the point of shutting down production. The "Los Angeles Times" reported that officials within the industry had confirmed that a quarantine w

Facts About Oral and Genital Herpes

The Herpes Simplex Virus or HSV-1 is the virus causing genital herpes. HSV-1 normally causes oral herpes and its symptoms are commonly called cold sores or fever blisters. HSV-1 was not known to cause genital herpes in the past. But that has now changed and has been specially affecting individuals w

The Early Stages of Prostate Cancer

Since prostate cancer is often symptom free during the initial stages when it is confined to the prostate and has not spread elsewhere, it doesn't usually get detected until present elsewhere in the body. However, when symptoms do occur during the initial stages of this disease they can include prob

Early Detection and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Early detection of ovarian cancer can increase a patient's survival rate, and make treatment of the disease less difficult. Although ovarian cancer is tough to detect and treat, there are several ways that have proven to be successful.

Do I Have Genital Herpes?Here Are Some of the Signs and Symptoms

When experiencing a breakout of some description in your genital region, the first terrible thought most people have is "Do I have Genital Herpes?". Here's some signs and symptoms you may have if you've been infected with genital herpes. As always, the most important thing to do

Sores Herpes, What Causes Them?

Herpes sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) type I and II. HSV I causes cold sores while type II causes genital herpes.