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  1. Blacks Lead in U.S. HIV/AIDS Diagnoses

    March 8, 2007 -- Blacks continue to account for more than half of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the United States -- more than any other racial or ethnic group, the CDC reports. The CDC based its report on statistics coming from 33 states with confidential HIV testing programs. According to those st

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  2. Natural HIV Barrier Snares AIDS Virus

    March 5, 2007 -- A natural barrier to HIV snares and destroys the AIDS virus, Dutch researchers report. The newly discovered barrier is a powerful first line of defense against HIV infection. But at least one new strategy for preventing HIV transmission may breach this barrier, inadvertently opening

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  3. New AIDS Drug 'Incredibly Encouraging'

    March 1, 2007 -- "Incredibly exciting." "Road to hope." "Very exciting." "A very important milestone in HIV treatment history." That's what major AIDS researchers are saying about Isentress, the first of a new class of HIV drugs. Early results from two major clinical trials of Isentress were reporte

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  4. AIDS/Smallpox Vaccine OK in Early Test

    Feb. 9, 2007 -- An AIDS vaccine that uses a genetically engineered smallpox virus to boost anti-HIV immunity looks promising in early tests on humans. In animal tests, the vaccine did not protect monkeys against infection with an AIDS virus. But vaccinated animals remained healthy -- and suffered no

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  5. Three Things You Don't Know About Aids In Africa

    By Emily Oster At just twenty-six, economist Emily Oster may have the highest controversies-generated-to-years-in-academia ratio of anyone in her field. That's because, as a Ph.D. student at Harvard, she chose to hop the fence and explore a topic already claimed by doctors, social scientists, and po

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  6. Who Will Care for New U.S. AIDS Cases?

    Nov. 29, 2006 -- Plans to find the 250,000 Americans who don't know they have HIV will bump up against a shortage of funds and care workers to treat them, leading U.S. AIDS experts say. Experts almost universally praise the CDC's recent recommendation to make the HIV test part of routine annual heal

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  7. HIV Treatment Interruptions Don't Work

    Nov. 21, 2006 -- HIV treatment interruptions don't work, a huge international clinical trial shows. The strategy is known to scientists as "structured treatment interruptions," or STI. Patients have another name for it: drug holidays. The idea is to put HIV treatment on pause once the powerful drug

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  8. AIDS May Become No. 3 Cause of Death

    Nov. 28, 2006 -- By 2030, AIDS may be the world's third leading cause of death. That's according to World Health Organization (WHO) experts, including Colin Mathers, PhD. WHO predicts the world's top 10 causes of death in 2030 will be: Heart disease Stroke HIV/AIDS Chronic obstructive pulmonary dise

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  9. New AIDS Therapy Nukes HIV

    Nov. 7, 2006 - Like guided missiles, radioactive anti-HIV antibodies seek out and destroy HIV-infected cells. The new approach to AIDS therapy -- called radioimmunotherapy -- works in mice, report Ekaterina Dadachova, PhD, of New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and colleagues. "Radioimmu

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  10. Life With HIV Costs $618,900

    Nov. 2, 2006 - People with HIV can get 24 extra years of life from modern treatments -- at a total cost of $618,900 in 2004 dollars. That finding comes from a Cornell/Johns Hopkins/Harvard/Boston University research team that analyzed the costs and benefits of modern HIV treatment. When first introd

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