Newly dating and slightly anxious, two men bared their arms for blood tests and pondered the possibility that one of them, or both, could be infected with HIV. An innovative program _ called Testing Together _ would allow them to hear their test results minutes later, while sitting side by side.
An estimated 50,000 HIV cases are diagnosed each year in America, indicating that the infection rate for the deadly disease is relatively stable — although at an unacceptably high level, public health officials said Wednesday.
Men who faithfully take a daily pill that contains drugs to treat HIV can reduce their risk of catching the deadly virus by up to 73 percent, the National Institutes of Health said in a study released Tuesday.
Nurses are taking on doctors' roles and community leaders are receiving rudimentary medical training to fight AIDS in Swaziland, a tiny kingdom with the world's highest incidence of HIV, an international medical aid group said Wednesday.