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    1. How to Use Pills to Prevent HIV

      Jan. 27, 2011 -- The CDC has issued early recommendations for the use of AIDS drugs to prevent HIV infection of men who have high-risk sex with men. The preliminary guidelines follow last November's groundbreaking report that daily use of the AIDS drug Truvada lowers men's risk of HIV infection. Thi

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    2. Regina King's Fight Against HIV/AIDS

      The November day in 1991 when basketball great Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced he was HIV-positive was a sobering reality check. All of a sudden, the disease many dismissed as affecting only gay men and intravenous drug users had hit a major celebrity. But the news struck Regina King especially har

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    3. A Cure for HIV?

      The first and only person ever to be cured of HIV/AIDS is a leukemia patient treated in Berlin with HIV-resistant stem cells. Although the Berlin patient was treated in 2007, researchers are only now officially using the word "cure." That's because extensive tests -- including analyses of tissues fr

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    4. Who Has HIV? 55% in U.S. Don't Know

      Nov. 30, 2010 -- More U.S. adults than ever before report getting at least one HIV test -- but 55% of Americans don't know for sure whether they carry the AIDS virus. And 28% of Americans most at risk of HIV infection have never been tested, the CDC today reported. "Progress is being made, but this

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    5. Can a Pill a Day Keep HIV Away?

      Nov. 23, 2010 -- A daily dose of the AIDS drug Truvada cut new HIV infections by 44% among gay and bisexual men, an international clinical trial found. Men who actually took the pill each day had a far lower risk of getting the AIDS virus. Those reporting taking Truvada at least nine days out of 10

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    6. Egrifta Approved for HIV-Related Lipodystrophy

      Nov. 11, 2010 -- The FDA has approved Egrifta for the treatment of HIV lipodystrophy. Egrifta is administered by daily injection. In clinical trials, it significantly reduced the disfiguring fat accumulation -- lipodystrophy -- that is a side effect of many AIDS drug combinations. "The FDA recognize

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    7. Living With HIV: Staying Healthy and Avoiding Complications

      Many people still believe that if HIV doesn't kill you, then HIV-related complications will. But that is not true. Managing complications from HIV is a far cry from what it was in the past. If you and your doctor are vigilant, staying healthy and living a full life with HIV are very possible. "In th

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    8. 1 in 5 Gay/Bi Men Have HIV, Nearly Half Don't Know

      Sept. 23, 2010 - One in five gay/bisexual men in the 21 U.S. cities hardest hit by AIDS have HIV infections -- and nearly half don't know it, a CDC survey finds. Black gay/bi men and under-30 gay/bi adults are least likely to know of their HIV infections. The findings show that HIV infection rates r

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    9. AIDS Patients Cite Stigma, Depression

      July 22, 2010 -- Seventeen percent of people with HIV/AIDS have not told their spouses or partners about their health status, even though 96% reported having disclosed their HIV status to at least one person, an international survey finds. The survey of more than 2,000 HIV-infected people in a dozen

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    10. HIV Treatment Cuts New HIV Diagnoses in Half

      July 19, 2010 -- New HIV diagnoses dropped by more than half since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV-infected patients, a Canadian study shows, suggesting that the treatment was effective at reducing viral load. The study, based on HIV infections treated in the

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