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  1. 2 in Florida Get HIV From Transfusions

    July 19, 2002 -- Two Florida residents have HIV after getting blood from an infected donor. Because the chance of this happening is about 1 in 2 million, health authorities say the U.S. blood supply remains safe. The unidentified donor originally tested negative for the AIDS virus. He or she first g

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  2. South Africa to Air HIV-Positive Muppet

    July 15, 2002 -- It's easy to love a Muppet. But will people love a Muppet infected with the AIDS virus? South Africa will be the first nation to find out. The South African version of Sesame Street will introduce a puppet character who is infected with the AIDS virus, according to an announcement a

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  3. Best AIDS Cocktails for Beginners.

    July 12, 2002 -- If you have HIV, your life depends on an important choice: which AIDS drugs should you try first? Now you don't have to rely on those glossy ads from the drug companies, thanks to reports from this week's International AIDS Conference. AIDS doctors know that no later treatment will

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  4. Best AIDS Cocktails for Beginners

    July 12, 2002 -- If you have HIV, your life depends on an important choice: which AIDS drugs should you try first? Now you don't have to rely on those glossy ads from the drug companies, thanks to reports from this week's International AIDS Conference. AIDS doctors know that no later treatment will

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  5. Drug-Resistant HIV Spreading

    July 8, 2002 -- A growing number of people are being infected with a form of HIV that is resistant to treatment with available medications. A new study shows one in four San Franciscans recently infected with HIV have a drug-resistant strain of the virus, which makes it more difficult to control and

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  6. Expert: Better HIV Drugs Won't Cure AIDS

    July 11, 2002 -- At each AIDS conference it's the same. Everyone hopes to hear about the magic bullet that will end the most terrible plague ever to visit mankind. This year's XIV International AIDS Conference may put an end to all that. The bottom line: no magic bullet now, or ever. That's the real

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  7. Does Promising AIDS Treatment Do Harm?

    -->May 3, 2002 -- A new study shows that HIV targets the same immune cells that are fighting to rid the body of the virus. This means that a promising AIDS treatment strategy may do more harm than good, researchers say -- but experts disagree. The treatment strategy is called structured treatment in

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  8. Optimism at AIDS Vaccine Meeting

    April 22, 2002 -- Making an AIDS vaccine is the medical equivalent of putting a man on the moon. Now, a rare behind-the-scenes look shows that science is about to make one giant leap for mankind. The peek into the future comes from a meeting of AIDS vaccine superstars held at Atlanta's Emory Univers

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  9. Spirit Stronger Than Disease

    April 3, 2002 -- Even life-threatening disease doesn't destroy the human spirit. Far from being devastated by their HIV infection -- and their poverty -- three out of four women report positive changes in their lives. The finding comes from interviews with 189 low-income women living with HIV. Condu

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  10. The AIDS Drug Pipeline

    March 4, 2002 -- Muscular new anti-HIV drugs promise to kick sand in the face of the world's biggest bully. They can't make the brute leave the beach -- but they just might make it leave people be. Sixteen of these drugs are approved for treating people infected with the AIDS virus. That's not enoug

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