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HIV & AIDS Health Center

News and Features Related to HIV & AIDS

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. AIDS: 1 in 4 Die of Other Things

    Sept. 18, 2006 -- Because of the success of anti-HIV drugs, it is becoming less common for people with AIDS to actually die of causes related to the disease, according to a New York study. Experts from New York City's Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control report that finding in the Annals of Int

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  7. Prevention Now Central to AIDS Fight

    Aug. 18, 2006 (Toronto) -- HIV preventive methods such as microbicides and circumcision circumcision took center stage this week as more than 27,000 doctors, researchers, activists, and HIV-positive people descended upon this Canadian metropolis for the world's largest AIDS gathering. Also grabbing

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  8. Curbing HIV Risk Through Circumcision

    Aug. 17, 2006 (Toronto) -- A practice dating back to biblical times could soon join the list of powerful weapons against AIDS. New studies suggest that male circumcision circumcision -- the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis -- could avert hundreds of thousands of new HIV infections and

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  9. HIV Prevention Programs Reach Youth

    Aug. 17, 2006 (Toronto) -- Sex education classes that go beyond reproductive anatomy and empower young people to just say "no" to unprotected sex are among the best ways to prevent HIV infections among the 15- to 24-year-old set, according to a new World Health Organization report. Multimedia campai

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  10. New Hope for HIV Vaccine

    Aug. 16, 2006 (Toronto) -- There is renewed hope for the development of an HIV vaccine, thanks to increased funding, a better understanding of how the virus wreaks havoc in the body, and scaled-up testing in developing nations, researchers say. But a vaccine, widely considered to be the best way to

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