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Yale study: Men with HIV faster to get alcohol ‘buzz’

Researchers at Yale and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System compared the number of alcoholic drinks that men with HIV infection, versus those without it, needed to get a buzz. According to a news
New Milford residents watch a video about heroin during the panel discussion "Opioid Use - Prevention and Intervention Resources" at John Pettibone School in New Milford, Conn. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A new study by Yale and Boston universities found that occassional heroin use may worsen HIV infection.

Yale study: Heroin use may worsen HIV infections

Researchers at Yale and Boston University and their Russian collaborators have found that occasional heroin use by HIV-positive patients may be particularly harmful to the immune system and worsens

Yale researchers figuring out how to track elusive HIV protein

HIV is adept at eluding immune system responses because the protein it uses to infect cells is constantly changing. But researchers from Yale University say they are figuring out how to monitor the

It’s National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging anyone between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested. According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 6 Americans who

Liver disease from alcohol more common in those with HIV, hepatitis

Advanced liver disease caused by alcohol consumption was more prevalent among people infected with HIV and the hepatitis virus, a new study has found. The study, which involved researchers from the

Study: HIV-infected women fare worse than men after release from prison

A Yale study has uncovered significant gender differences in the treatment outcomes of HIV-infected jail detainees who are transitioning to life outside jail, with women faring much worse than men.

Sunday is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place Dec. 1 every year, and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite against AIDS and HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.1 million

Full coverage for more women’s prevention service to go into effect

The controversial part of the Affordable Care Act that will give 47 million women greater access to a variety of health services — including contraception — will go into effect today for many women.

Chart compares top causes of death for different demographics

A fascinating (if somewhat morbid) web site from the U.S. Department of Health and Human services allows people to compare the top ten causes of death for different races, age groups and genders. Know