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Cancer Mutations Triggered When Immune System Fights HIV?
According to a new study, when combatting viruses such as HIV, several enzymes in the immune system may malfunction and cause cancer-related mutations.
Taking A Closer Look at Shingrix: The New Shingles Vaccine
The only way individuals can reduce their risk of getting shingles is to get vaccinated; luckily, a new vaccine has recently been approved by the FDA.
Can Marijuana Slow the Process of Neurodegeneration in HIV Patients?
A new study finds that THC found in marijuana could potentially slow the process of neurodegeneration in individuals with HIV.
Top HIV News of 2017
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of December 17, 2017
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top five infectious disease articles from this past week.
Tenofovir, Used to Combat HIV, Also Acts on Herpes
Scientists are working on developing preventive and therapeutic strategies that target both HIV and herpes, as having herpes may make individuals more vulnerable to contracting HIV.
New Study Identifies Most Beneficial Age for One-Time HIV Screening Test
For young adults without risk factors for HIV, a new study finds several benefits to a one-time routine screening at age 25.
Male Virgins Still at Risk for HPV Infection
A new study conducted by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston investigators finds that male virgins can still acquire HPV, underscoring the need for vaccination.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?