Tag Archives: HIV

Many Young People Unaware of HIV Infection, Report Shows

A new federal report shows that 60 percent of young people infected with HIV are unaware of their medical status. In fact, despite recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for routine HIV testing, only 35 percent of young people from the ages of 18 to 24 […]

Newborn Circumcision Up to Parents, Pediatricians Recommend

Although the health benefits of circumcising newborn males outweigh the risks to the procedure, it’s still a decision that parents should make with their baby’s doctor, a leading group of pediatricians recommends. In an updated policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledges that circumcision lowers the risk of becoming infected with HIV, genital herpes, […]

Never Share Insulin Pens

Federal health officials issued a warning to diabetes patients and their health care providers who may falsely believe that it is alright to share insulin pens with multiple people as long as the needle is changed. This is akin to sharing a needle syringe, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recently […]

Know Your HIV Status

One in five people with HIV do not know they are infected, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And only half of those who are aware receive ongoing medical care and treatment from their doctor. Federal health authorities urge people to be tested and receive treatment because […]