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Health Disparities in HIV

Learn why some groups are disproportionately affected by HIV, including gay and bisexual men, Blacks, women, injecting drug users, and the poor. Despite advances in the prevention and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), there are...

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How Familial Hypercholesterolemia Is Diagnosed

Familial hypercholesterolemia is usually diagnosed through a combination of taking a family history, running blood labs, and doing a physical exam. Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), or “pure hypercholesterolemia,” is an inherited condition...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Pilocytic Astrocytoma

The exact cause of pilocytic astrocytoma is unknown. Researchers believe genetic abnormalities and environmental factors may play a role. Learn more. The underlying cause of pilocytic astrocytoma (PA), a rare tumor of the brain or spinal...

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How Burkitt Lymphoma Is Treated

Burkitt lymphoma is an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Treatment for this cancer typically involves intensive chemotherapy. Burkitt lymphoma is an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It affects white blood cells called lymphocytes and...