The much-anticipated movie Precious opens on November 6. The film, whose executive producers include Oprah Winfrey, tells the bleak story of an obese, illiterate 16-year-old Harlem girl who is pregnant with her second child (the result both times of sexual assaults by her father) and who suffers daily verbal and physical abuse at the hands of her mother.
Researchers in New York City are reporting their work uncovering a new epidemic of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) who have HIV infection. These authors have previously reported unusually rapid fibrosis progression due to new HCV in MSM who have HIV infection and now expand on their findings, demonstrating that sexual transmission rather than injection drug use is the route of infection.
NPR explores the reasons for the high rates of HIV/AIDS infection among black women: “African-Americans, who only make up 1+2 percent of the U.S. population, account for nearly half of those living with HIV. More specifically, black women represent 61 percent of the new HIV cases among all women.
Mobile phones are on the verge of becoming powerful tools to collect data on many issues, ranging from global health to the environment. Computer scientists at the University of Washington have used Android, the open-source mobile operating system championed by Google, to turn a cell phone into a versatile data-collection device.
Dr. Thomas P. Habif, MD discusses Genital Warts HPV Subclinical Lesions. See more at www.dermnet.com PLEASE RATE AND COMMENT!!! Subclinical lesions Subclinical lesions of the external anogenital skin are not seen by the naked eye, but are sometines detectable by soaking the skin with 5% acetic acid and examining with a colposcope. These lesions are usually asymptomatic, but may cause irritation and inflammation of the skin. The test is not specific. Many aceto-white lesions are not caused by …