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    1. Charlie Sheen's HIV Sparked Interest in Disease

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Internet buzzed with millions more searches for HIV-related topics after actor Charlie Sheen revealed last November that he's infected with the virus that causes AIDS, a new study shows. In total, all English-language

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    2. Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol may be more dangerous for people infected with HIV, a new study suggests. The effects of alcohol appear to be more pronounced for those with the virus that causes AIDS, even when the virus is suppre

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    3. What to Eat When You Have HIV

      There’s no specific eating plan for people with HIV, but an overall healthy diet can help your health a lot. Having the virus weakens your immune system. Because your body uses nutrients to keep up its defenses against germs, eating well can help you fight off infections. It can also boost your ener

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    4. Experimental HIV Shot Piggybacks on Cold Viruses

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report progress in their bid to develop ways to piggyback an HIV vaccine on germs that cause colds. In the new study, Harvard researchers said they successfully used cold viruses to deliver an experimental HIV v

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    5. Resistance to HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- HIV resistance to the antiretroviral drug tenofovir (Viread) is increasingly common, a new study finds. The researchers said their finding is surprising and alarming because the drug plays a major role in treating and prev

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    6. HIV Can Persist in Body Despite Drug Therapy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even when blood tests of HIV patients on antiretroviral drugs show no sign of the AIDS-causing virus, it can still be replicating in lymphoid tissue, researchers report. The study offers important new insight into how H

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    7. HIV and Your Diet: Countering Weight Loss

      Most people with HIV don't need a special diet. But if you're feeling sick and having symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, or weight loss, you may need some changes to what and how you eat. Losing too much weight can be serious. Without good nutrition, you may get sicker. "Good nutrition is very importan

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    8. New HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early Research

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary new research raises the prospect that a recently discovered antibody -- an important component of the immune system -- could be enlisted to boost the body's response to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. A sin

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    9. HIV Rates Fall, But Not All Groups Benefit

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans diagnosed with HIV each year declined by about one-fifth during the past decade, but not all groups saw drops in prevalence, a federal government study shows. Between 2005 and 2014, the overall annua

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    10. Insurer Offering Life Insurance To People With HIV

      By Barbara Feder Ostrov Prudential Financial Inc., one of the nation’s largest life insurers, plans to announce this week that it will offer traditional individual policies to eligible people living with HIV, a condition that for decades has excluded most of them from any but the skimpiest of covera

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