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  1. CDC Urges Anti-HIV Pill for People at High Risk

    By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People deemed to be at high risk for contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, should take anti-HIV medicines that seem to cut transmission risk, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

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  2. Hepatitis C Patients With HIV May Face Higher Risk of Liver Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among people with hepatitis C, the risk of serious liver disease is much higher in those who also have HIV than in those without the AIDS-causing virus, a new study finds. This is true even among patients with HIV who

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  3. Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaginal gel has the potential to protect women from HIV, even if it is applied several hours after sex, animal research suggests. The antimicrobial gel protected five out of six monkeys from a hybrid simian/hum

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  4. Cautious Optimism About 'Cure' for Babies With HIV

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The hope that newborns can be "cured" of HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- with early, aggressive drug treatment was bolstered this week with the announcement that a second baby appears to be free of the virus follo

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  5. Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early step toward drug-free HIV therapy, researchers are reporting the first success in genetically "editing" T-cells in patients' immune systems to become resistant to the virus. The findings, published in the March

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  6. Long-Acting HIV Drug

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A long-acting, injectable HIV drug could potentially protect people from infection with the AIDS virus for up to three months, new animal studies suggest. The experimental drug, called GSK744, protected macaque monkeys

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  7. Big Strides in Battle Against Pediatric AIDS

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The effect that AIDS is having on American kids has improved greatly in recent years, thanks to effective drugs and prevention methods. The same cannot be said, however, for children worldwide. "Maternal-to-child transmission i

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  8. Advances in HIV Treatment: Understanding ART

    Antiretroviral therapy -- or ART -- revolutionized HIV treatment in the past few decades. And newer improvements, like one-pill-a-day drugs, are making life with HIV easier and safer. "HIV really is a chronic disease now," says Brad Hare, MD, medical director of the HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisc

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  9. Sex and Intimacy With HIV

    If you or your partner has HIV, know this: With treatment and protection, you can have a long, healthy life together -- and have good sex together, too. You have to use protection, whether you're HIV-positive or you're in a mixed-status couple, in which one person has HIV and the other doesn't. Use

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  10. HIV Testing: What You Need to Know

    Wondering if you should get an HIV test? The answer is: Yes. "Everybody needs to be tested for HIV at least once," says Brad Hare, director of the HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General Hospital. Fortunately, HIV testing is easier, quicker, and more accurate than it used to be. And because HIV t

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