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By uclahealth • June 19, 2020

In 2007, a person with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was considered virtually cured of the disease. Until now, researchers were unable to duplicate the procedure, involving treatment with stem cell transplants, that resulted in the cure. Now, two more patients seem to have reached that critical milestone.

Three people reach HIV remission status

By uclahealth • July 19, 2019
If you’re at high risk for contracting HIV, the HIV prevention pill can help keep you safe and infection-free. PrEP is a once-daily pill that reduces your chance of contracting HIV from sex by more than 90 percent. Among injectable drug users, it reduces risk by 70 percent. [...]
By uclahealth • November 27, 2018
Sally Blower, a professor in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA’s Semel Institute, has devoted her career to understanding how infectious diseases such as HIV, syphilis, genital herpes, tuberculosis and leprosy spread. But instead of donning a white coat and examining patients, Blower uses her [...]
By Leigh Hopper • February 14, 2018

In the 1940s, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) like syphilis were rampant. A public awareness campaign, combined with effective antibiotics, almost eliminated syphilis and slowed the progression of other STDs. But decades later, STDs are back and reaching record highs.

Symptoms often go unnoticed

2016 [...]

By uclahealth • November 17, 2017
The impact of HIV/AIDS on black women has received little attention over the years, which has prompted Gail Wyatt to try to do something about it. Wyatt, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human [...]
By Enrique Rivero • November 16, 2017
Fourteen months after the Zika virus [...]
By Tiare Dunlap • May 5, 2017
Tattoos are extremely common. Many people have them, and many people have never experienced any issues from them. But is tattooing completely safe? For the vast majority of people who get tattoos, tattooing is a safe procedure. With that said, there are still some things you should [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • September 29, 2016