HIV No Longer a Death Sentence for Kids

Business Week reports most kids born with HIV survive to adulthood. Credit: Getty Images
There's no reason for HIV to spoil an otherwise happy childhood.
In fact, Business Week reports, most kids born with HIV survive to adulthood. ...
As death rate falls, doctors deal with longer-term consequences of HIV.

Children Becoming Resistant to HIV Drugs

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A researcher at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative laboratory works on samples. Credit: Getty Images
The war against HIV is not going well for the world's children.
The Guardian in London...
More grim news for children with HIV.

Many Mothers, Children Still Can't Access HIV Medicine

A Burmese doctor examines a baby with AIDS a at a special clinic for AIDS on April 29, 2009 in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). The situation for many people living with HIV in Myanmar is critical due to a severe lack of antiretroviral treatment. Credit: P...Poverty and isolation conspire against new mothers with HIV.

Celeb Mom Gwen Stefani and Bugaboo Team Up for World AIDS Day

Bid on this one-of-kind Bugaboo Cameleon designed by No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani. Credit: Bugaboo
In honor of World AIDS Day and their partnership with (RED)™, stroller-maker Bugaboo has teamed up with style icon and rockstar mom...
The one-of-a-kind Bugaboo Cameleon stroller will be auctioned off to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.

HIV testing for teens

England's Department of Health is recommending that everyone, starting at age fifteen, in some parts of the country be offered an HIV test by their doctor. The reason is to make the test seem more routine. "Until recently it was regarded as something...

Kyrgyz women caught HIV from nursing babies

In what can only be described as a double tragedy, a group of Kyrgyz women have contracted HIV through nursing their infected babies. Though the odds of transmitting HIV this way are extremely low, experts say that it is possible if the baby has mout...

Teenage myths about sex and HIV

If you happen to see your teenager drinking bleach, you might have more to worry about once you get off the phone with poison control. It seems that teens in Florida believe that drinking a capfull of bleach will prevent HIV. As if that weren't enoug...

New Jersey to test pregnant women for HIV

The state of New Jersey has moved to make HIV testing mandatory for all pregnant women, both at the start of the pregnancy and again during the third trimester. If a woman declines -- it is allowed -- then her baby will be tested. The child will also...

Fewer teens becoming parents

How are America's kids doing? According to National Center for Health Statistics, they are doing very well, thank you. Fewer teens are having sex and those who are doing it, are using condoms. As a result, the teen birthrate is lower than it has ever...

Baby Boomers need sex education

As health worries go, aging Baby Boomers are finding themselves with more than arthritis and bad backs to contend with. According to Rita Strombeck of the Healthcare Education Association, the incidence of HIV is increasing at a faster rate among tho...

HIV infected mothers who breastfeed run less risk of infecting their children

Breastfeeding seems to be an endlessly controversial topic these days. Many experts champion the health benefits associated with breastfeeding, while women who chose to bottle feed report feeling shamed, or ostracized because of their decision. And i...

Jenna Bush writes HIV "call to action"

Jenna Bush, daughter to President George W. Bush, has written a book for teens about a 17-year-old single mother with HIV. While she claims it isn't political, Bush has said the story ends with a "call to action." The book comes on the back of her UN...

CDC wants HIV testing for everyone

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidelines hoping to stem the spread of HIV and AIDS. The CDC also wants to identify people sooner who have the disease but do not know it. Dr. Timothy Mastro, acting director o...

"Group Hug" can mean so many things

There are so many causes and functions to help raise awareness and funds for worthy causes that it sometimes feels as though our pocketbooks and efforts are in constant demand. Sometimes it is a foot race other times a silent auction, but the at the ...

Click to help fund Children's Health

From our Tipline:  think global children's health is an important issue?  What to help ensure that health services are available to help prevent or reverse life-threatening diseases in children around the world? Want to do this without spen...


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