Scanning electron micrograph of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), grown in cultured lymphocytes. (Photo credit Photo Credit: C. Goldsmith, CDC)

HIV vaccine made from whole virus finishes promising Phase I trials

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No promises that this will be an AIDS killer, but it’s very promising so far.
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Alzheimer’s: Its causes, current treatment, and potentially promising research

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Dr. Thoma walks us through “Alzheimer’s 101.”
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Meningitis shots for all 1 million people attending NYC Gay Pride?

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NYC health official says Pride-goers may want to get vaccinated against a deadly strain of meningitis.
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Should you get vaccinated against a deadly meningitis outbreak?

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33 y.o. gay LA man is brain dead, 21 y.o. Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison student died, from meningitis.
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Deadly NYC meningitis warning now expanded beyond city, vaccine recommendation grows

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Previous warning only covered NYC. Now the state Department of Health is warning all gay men to get vaccinated.
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US has “ongoing, severe epidemic” of STDs – biggest problem is HPV

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The American STD “epidemic” is driven almost entirely by two bugs: HPV, and chlamydia.
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