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    1. 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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    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. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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 Hea

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Spotlight on HIV/AIDS in Females

      March 10, 2006 -- Today is America's first National Women and Girls HIV / AIDS Awareness Day. "This day of recognition serves to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls in the United States and throughout the world," Anthony S. Fauci, MD, says, in a news release. Fauc

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    10. Blacks Top HIV/AIDS Diagnoses in U.S.

      Feb. 10, 2006 -- In the U.S., HIV and AIDS continue to hit the black community harder than any other racial or ethnic group. A new CDC report shows that of all racial and ethnic groups, blacks accounted for the largest percentage of HIV or AIDS diagnoses in 33 states from 2001-2004. "Although blacks

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