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    1. High HIV Rates for Gay Men in Some Southern Cities

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men are approaching 30 percent to 40 percent in some southern U.S. cities, a new report finds. According to the study, about 39.5 percent of gay and bisexual men in Jackson,

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    2. HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While powerful HIV medications are granting longer lives to many people infected with the virus, a new U.S. study shows these same patients are less likely to get treatment for cancer if it develops. It's not clear why the

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    3. People With HIV May Age Faster, Study Suggests

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV may age prematurely, putting them at increased risk for an earlier death, a new study indicates. With antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can expect to live for decades after being infected with

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    4. HIV Patients Living Long Enough to Get Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The first case of Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in a person with HIV highlights the fact that long-time HIV survivors are starting to reach ages where their risk for Alzheimer's increases, researchers report. The 71-year

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    5. Doctors Report HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Trailblazing liver and kidney transplants from an HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipients were announced Wednesday by surgeons at Johns Hopkins University. "A couple of weeks ago, we performed the first HIV-to-

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    6. Half of Gay Black Men May Become Infected With HIV

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If current HIV rates continue, about half of gay and bisexual black men in the United States will be diagnosed with the AIDS-causing virus in their lifetime, a new government analysis says. Gay and bisexual Hispa

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    7. Charlie Sheen's HIV Sparked Interest in Disease

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Internet buzzed with millions more searches for HIV-related topics after actor Charlie Sheen revealed last November that he's infected with the virus that causes AIDS, a new study shows. In total, all English-language

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    8. Vaginal Ring Offers Some Protection Against HIV

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An insertable vaginal ring containing a month's supply of a continuous-release HIV prevention drug reduced the risk of HIV in African women by at least 27 percent, a new study found. The ring works by slowly and continuously

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    9. Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol may be more dangerous for people infected with HIV, a new study suggests. The effects of alcohol appear to be more pronounced for those with the virus that causes AIDS, even when the virus is suppre

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    10. What to Eat When You Have HIV

      There’s no specific eating plan for people with HIV, but an overall healthy diet can help your health a lot. Having the virus weakens your immune system. Because your body uses nutrients to keep up its defenses against germs, eating well can help you fight off infections. It can also boost your ener

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