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HIV Home testing

For many people deciding about HIV test is a difficult decision to make, but now with the availability of Home HIV Test Kit things have become quite smooth and easy for these people, as these kits insure the privacy and confidentiality of your test results.

But still many people think, “Why they should get HIV testing?”

These people must keep in mind that there can be various reasons to get tested for HIV especially for those who are sexually active or about to start a new relationship. This test can be beneficial not only for you, but also for your partner, as it can save you, your partner and many other from this deadly disease. People who have oral, vaginal or anal intercourse without using a condom or know that their partners are not monogamous, they are at high risk   of HIV transmission and they defiantly need to get tested for HIV. Similarly, people, who are sexually assaulted or experience condom breakage during sex (with new partner) also need to get HIV testing.

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Tattooing Can Be an Effective DNA Vaccination Technique

A group of German Researchers have found a medical benefit associated with a tattoo rather than just being popular as a fashion statement. According to an article published in the online open access journal, “Genetic Vaccines and Therapy”, it has prospective medical value.Martin Müller and his team working in one of the ‘German Cancer Research Centers’ in Heidelberg, Germany, have found that tattooing could emerge as a more efficient way of delivering DNA vaccines than the conventional way of injecting it intramuscularly.

The researchers used a coat protein from the ‘human papillomavirus (HPV)’, which is the cause of cervical cancer, as a model DNA vaccine antigen. Instead of inserting it in a standard intramuscular way, they tried to deliver it by tattooing the skin of mice with the standard intramuscular injection. They observed the impact in two conditions, when they added the molecular adjuvant, often given to boost immune response and without it.

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