Tag: sexually transmitted diseases

Abstinence focused program not working in Africa

Last week, a published health study revealed that the money spent pushing abstinence as foremost in reducing HIV/AIDS infections in Africa might have been wasted. The United States has reportedly spent a cumulative $1.4 billion between 2004 and 2013 in some African countries through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative.   Started… Read More

Hepatitis C linked to higher rates of head, neck cancers

Right now, there are as many as 3.5 million people currently suffering from the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) within the United States. Most people contract the disease by sharing needles used for drugs, or through sexual transmissions and blood transfusions. Here is a scary thought: Most people who are infected have absolutely no idea, since… Read More

Colombia reports first cases of Microcephaly linked to Zika virus

United States scientists have released news that they found a connection between Zika virus and babies being born with Microcephaly, a disorder where babies are born with very small skulls and underdeveloped brains.   These statements were confirmed on Thursday by Colombian health officials. “Colombia confirmed the two first cases of microcephaly associated with Zika,”… Read More