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  1. Smartphone Device Detects HIV, Syphilis

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone accessory that can detect HIV and syphilis has been developed by Columbia University researchers. The low-cost device can spot markers of the infectious diseases from a finger prick of blood in 15 minutes. I

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  2. HIV Tied to Worse Hearing in Older Adults

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that adults with HIV tend to have worse hearing than those not infected with the AIDS-causing virus. Researchers led by Peter Torre, of San Diego State University, assessed the hearing of 262 men

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  3. Is HIV Becoming Less Contagious?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research in Africa suggests that the AIDS virus is getting smarter about evading the immune system while evolving into a less contagious and less lethal infection overall. In the country of Botswana, at least, "anyone w

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  4. Most Americans With HIV Don't Have It Under Control

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one-third of Americans living with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, with many either not receiving regular medical care or unaware they carry the virus, a new U.S. study finds. The U.S. Centers for Di

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  5. Semen Boosts HIV's Ability to Infect Cells: Study

    Nov. 13, 2014 -- Semen increases HIV's ability to infect cells, which may explain why it's so difficult to develop genital creams or gels to protect against the AIDS-causing virus, a new study says. "We think this may be one of the factors explaining why so many drugs that efficiently blocked HIV in

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  6. Peers Best at Persuading People to Get HIV Test

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The best way to get people at high risk for HIV tested for the AIDS-causing virus is to have other high-risk people do the convincing, a new study suggests. This approach worked especially when the people doing the urging

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  7. 2nd Baby 'Cured' of HIV Suffers Relapse

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An Italian toddler thought cured of HIV with early aggressive treatment following birth has suffered a relapse, his doctors report. The 3-year-old child's viral levels of HIV rebounded two weeks after doctors took him o

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  8. Many Gay Men With HIV Not Getting Proper Treatment

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though gay and bisexual men make up the majority of Americans infected with HIV, half aren't receiving ongoing care or getting the virus-suppressing drugs they need to stay healthy, a new report finds. The study, from

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  9. People With HIV May Be at Lower Risk for MS

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV seem to have a much lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than those who don't have the virus, a new study finds. This lower risk may be due to constant suppression of the immune system due to the

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  10. New HIV Guidelines Released by WHO

    July 23, 2014 (MELBOURNE, Australia) -- Five groups of people are driving the global HIV epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) says in its new guidelines. Men who have sex with men, sex workers, injection-drug users, transgender people, and people in prisons are among the groups targeted for

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