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  • Creating Families with Growing Generations 2

    Creating Families with Growing Generations

    Thank you to Growing Generations for sponsoring the following post. All opinions are my own. Having problems conceiving can make parents-to-be feel hopeless. My son took only two months to conceive, but my daughter took a bit longer. After losing my first pregnancy to a miscarriage, I experienced anovulation. For nearly six months, I felt […] More

  • Potential New HIV Vaccine

    Scientists Announce Potential New HIV Vaccine

    Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Jupiter, Florida have announced the creation of a novel drug candidate against HIV so potent and effective that the discovery could work as part of an unconventional vaccine for HIV. HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a serious health condition in humans […] More

  • Birth Control Shot

    Birth Control Shot Linked to Increased HIV Risk

    Approximately 41 million women use an injectable form of hormonal birth control, more commonly referred to as the birth control shot. Now a new review from researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have linked the use of the shot to an increased risk of HIV. Injectable hormonal contraception such as depot medroxyprogesterone acetate […] More

  • Breastfeeding a Baby

    Breastfeeding and Antiretrovirals Prevent HIV Infection in Babies of HIV-Positive Mothers

    According to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill published as “Human Breast Milk and Antiretrovirals Dramatically Reduce Oral HIV-1 Transmission in BLT Humanized Mice” in the June 2012 issue of PLoS Pathogens, breast milk prevents the oral transmission of  HIV to babies with HIV-positive mothers when combined with antiretroviral […] More