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  1. HIV as You Get Older

    By 2013, almost 30 percent of all people with HIV were age 50 or over. This greying of the HIV population shows how well today’s HIV treatments can work. HIV makes aging itself more complicated. But plenty of people have had HIV for years, even decades, and are doing well. "These days, we fully expe

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  2. HIV Cells Duplicate Even When Treatments Work

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- HIV can continue to multiply in patients who are responding well to antiretroviral therapy, U.K. researchers say. Treatment advances over the last 30 years mean that HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- is suppressed to a

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  3. HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV should start taking medications to battle the virus that causes AIDS as soon as they're diagnosed, a new international study finds. Scientists involved in the trial were so impressed by the health benefit

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  4. Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that an AIDS vaccine in development can ramp up the body's immune system, boosting the response to medications HIV-positive patients take. Years of research will be required to confirm tha

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  5. Drug-Related HIV Outbreak Spurs Nationwide Alert

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With narcotic painkiller abuse now linked to 142 cases of HIV in rural Indiana, U.S. health officials are alerting other states to watch for clusters of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users. The Scott County e

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  6. Antibody Holds Promise as Weapon Against HIV

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Therapy with a human antibody appears to reduce levels of the HIV virus in the blood for at least a month, preliminary research suggests. Antibodies are the part of the immune system that develop to fight infections. Us

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  7. Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV for Gay Men

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's new evidence that gay men not infected with HIV can stay that way if they take a pill called Truvada in the days before and after a sexual encounter with an infected partner. The strategy is known as "pre-exposure

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  8. Why Child Who Appeared HIV-Free Suffered Relapse

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- HIV hid deep inside a young Mississippi girl born with the virus who suffered a disappointing relapse last July, after more than two years in which she appeared to have been cured by early, aggressive drug treatment,

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  9. New, Aggressive HIV Strain in Cuba

    Feb. 16, 2015 -- A new, highly-aggressive HIV strain has been identified in some patients in Cuba, according to researchers. They said untreated infection with the CRF19 strain -- a combination of HIV subtypes A, D and G -- can develop into AIDS within three years, and that progression occurs so qui

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  10. Smartphone Device Detects HIV, Syphilis

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone accessory that can detect HIV and syphilis has been developed by Columbia University researchers. The low-cost device can spot markers of the infectious diseases from a finger prick of blood in 15 minutes. I

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