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  1. Fear Makes HIV-Infected Parent Limit Affection

    Feb. 8, 2005 -- HIV-infected parents steer clear of hugging or kissing their children out of fear of infecting them, a new study shows. It's a sad message: Even when children are not HIV-infected, the disease greatly affects them because of parents' fears, writes researcher Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD

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  2. Generic AIDS Drugs Cleared for Use in Africa

    Jan. 27, 2005 -- A generic version of the antiretroviral drug cocktail used in HIV and AIDS treatment may soon arrive in Africa to help treat people in areas hardest hit by the disease, but at a fraction of the current cost. The FDA announced this week that it has granted tentative approval for a ge

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  3. Generic AIDS Drugs Cleared for Use in Africa.

    Jan. 27, 2005 -- A generic version of the antiretroviral drug cocktail used in HIV and AIDS treatment may soon arrive in Africa to help treat people in areas hardest hit by the disease, but at a fraction of the current cost. The FDA announced this week that it has granted tentative approval for a ge

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  4. 'Morning After' Approach Advised to Prevent HIV

    Jan. 21, 2005 -- Anyone exposed to HIV as a result of rape, occasional drug use, or unsafe sex should be treated with HIV drugs, says the CDC. The move marks a major shift in CDC policy, which previously recommended use of HIV drug cocktails - known as antiretroviral drugs -- only to health care wor

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  5. FDA issues Warning on HIV Drug Viramune

    Jan. 20, 2005 -- The FDA has issued a public health advisory warning patients and doctors about the side effects of a common drug used to treat people infected with HIV. The drug, Viramune, may lead to liver damage or death in people with higher counts of immune system cells called CD4 cells. Also c

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  6. FDA Issues Warning on HIV Drug Viramune.

    Jan. 20, 2005 -- The FDA has issued a public health advisory warning patients and doctors about the side effects of a common drug used to treat people infected with HIV. The drug, Viramune, may lead to liver damage or death in people with higher counts of immune system cells called CD4 cells. Also c

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  7. Uncircumcised Men May Have Higher HIV Risks

    Jan. 20, 2005 -- Men who have not been circumcised may be more than twice as likely to become infected with HIV after sex with an infected female partner, according to a new study. Researchers say it's the first study to compare the risk of HIV infection per heterosexual sex act among a group of men

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  8. Imperfect HIV Drug Use Raises Resistance Risk

    Jan. 13, 2005 (New York) -- People infected with HIV who take their medications most but not all of the time may be up to four times more likely to develop drug resistance. Drug resistance renders even the most effective HIV drugs helpless at controlling the virus. A major new Canadian study shows t

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  9. New Approach May Flush Out Hard-to-Treat HIV

    Jan. 3, 2005 -- An experimental treatment may help coax out hard-to-treat HIV-infected cells and improve the effectiveness of currently available treatments. Researchers say recent advances in HIV treatments have lead to dramatic improvements in the health of many HIV-infected people. Many of those

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  10. Huge Racial Differences Remain in HIV, AIDS

    Dec. 1, 2004 -- Minorities remain vastly more vulnerable than whites to HIV and AIDS, according to a new CDC report released Wednesday. Blacks accounted for more than half of all new HIV and AIDS cases diagnosed in the U.S. between 2000 and 2003. The figures, taken from surveys in 32 states, estimat

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