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  1. Novel Vaccine Combats HIV

    Aug. 14, 2006 (Toronto) -- A novel vaccine that stimulates the immune system to seek out and destroy HIV is showing promise for people infected with the virus that causes AIDS. Reporting here at the XVI International AIDS Conference, Pittsburgh researchers say the experimental HIV vaccine uses a sou

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  2. HIV Immunity May Be in the Genes

    Aug. 14, 2006 (Toronto) -- People who don't become infected with HIV despite engaging in unsafe sex or other high-risk behaviors may want to thank their lucky genes. A new study suggests that certain genetic variants may help confer protection against infection with the virus that causes AIDS. The s

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  3. New Guidelines on How to Treat HIV

    Aug. 14, 2006 (Toronto) -- Potent drug therapies can suppress HIV to barely discernible levels in most people infected with the virus that causes AIDS -- even those who have failed other regimens, according to new HIV treatment guidelines. In many instances, the recommendations of the International

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  4. Simpler Therapy Can Control HIV

    Aug. 14, 2006 (Toronto) -- People who have to take anti-AIDS medications several times a day to keep HIV levels in check may find a new treatment easier to swallow, researchers report. In a preliminary study, a once-a-day boosted protease inhibitor appeared to work just as well as the standard three

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  5. 25 Million AIDS Dead and Counting

    August 10, 2006 - Twenty-five million dead -- so far. And that's only part of the world AIDS scorecard. Another 4.1 million new HIV infections in 2005 brought the world total of those living with HIV to 38.6 million. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. These updated statistics on the world AIDS pande

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  6. African HIV Drug Adherence Beats U.S.

    Aug. 9, 2006 -- Sub-Saharan Africans with HIV are more likely to take their drugs as directed than are North Americans, according to a new study. Researchers examining 58 studies on adherence to HIV drugs found an estimated 77% of sub-Saharan Africans with HIV adhered to the recommended drug regimen

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  7. HIV Drugs Improve, but Not Death Rate

    Aug. 3, 2006 -- Ten years after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), HIV treatment continues to improve, with today's drug regimens eliciting better viral control than those of the past with far fewer serious side effects. Yet despite the steady evolution of HIV therapy,

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  8. Circumcision Could Cut HIV Infection

    July 11, 2006 -- Male circumcision circumcision, if widely adopted in Africa, would prevent 3 million deaths over 20 years. It would work as well as a moderately effective AIDS vaccine. The prediction comes from an international team of researchers including Brian G. Williams, PhD, of the World Heal

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  9. Global Report: AIDS at a Crossroads

    May 31, 2006 -- The world's response to AIDS is at a crossroads, according to a new report from the United Nations. In its 2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, the U.N. notes that at the end of 2005, there were 38.6 million people worldwide living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The report

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  10. CDC: Everyone to Get HIV Test

    May 5, 2006 - The CDC will recommend at least one HIV test for everyone aged 13 to 64 who visits a doctor. The radical change to HIV testing guidelines will be released in June or July, says Kevin Fenton, MD, PhD, the new director of the CDC's National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention. Routine

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