Detailed 3D Model of HIV Unveiled

Recently, Visual Science Company, led by Ivan Konstantinov, created the most detailed and accurate 3D model of the HIV virus to date.

The model includes 17 viral and cellular proteins and 160,000 lipid molecules of 8 different types, with all components in proportion with a real HIV particle.  The orange structure depicts the actual genome and the gray matter [...] Continue Reading...

Herpes Confirmation Testing: A viewpoint from our Medical Advisory Board

Few if any laboratory tests are perfect; most of them carry the potential of either positive or negative results that are not reliably true, called “false positive” and “false negative”, respectively. For the genital herpes antibody tests, false-positive test results are not infrequent. This leads to a legitimate question: Is it possible to assure that a “positive” genital [...] Continue Reading...

World Health Organization Launches Antimicrobial Resistance Campaign for World Health Day

World Health Day, a product of the World Health Organization (WHO), is celebrated around the globe on April 7th. Since 1950, the WHO has used this day as an opportunity to promote awareness of specific global health issues. This year, the campaign is focused on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), an important public health concern in the treatment and fight [...] Continue Reading...

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield discusses Chlamydia Treatment

A positive Chlamydia diagnosis is often confusing and scary. Fortunately, Chlamydia is completely curable. If detected and treated early, complications from Chlamydia are uncommon.

After receiving a positive Chlamydia test result, early treatment is key. If left untreated, Chlamydia can cause irreversible reproductive damage, particularly in women. Untreated Chlamydia infection in women can lead to a serious [...] Continue Reading...

The Moment of Truth: Learning About Your HIV Test Results

The Final Steps in HIV Testing
casino games onlineDifferent testing locations have different methods of delivering your HIV test results. Some places require that you make a follow-up appointment to receive your results in person regardless of the diagnosis. Some testing locations can give your results over the phone. But however you learn about your results, your HIV test [...] Continue Reading...

Finding Locations Where to Test for HIV

From Doctor’s Offices to Your Own Home
Finding where to test for HIV is easy. In the United States, HIV testing is widely available through doctor’s offices, hospitals, health clinics, local labs, and public health departments. A home HIV test kit is also a viable option. If you’re wondering where to test for HIV, here’s a quick overview of [...] Continue Reading...

When to Test for HIV: A Brief Overview

Guidelines for Routine HIV Testing
The guidelines for when to test for HIV are pretty straightforward. In short, the CDC recommends that all sexually active adolescents and adults take an HIV test at least once a year. Annual HIV testing can be performed quickly and conveniently along with routine STD testing. In fact, some HIV tests only take 20 [...] Continue Reading...