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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. New HIV Strain May Move to AIDS More Quickly: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A recently discovered, aggressive strain of HIV leads to faster development of AIDS than other HIV strains, according to a new study. More than 60 epidemic strains of HIV-1 exist. This new strain has the shortest period fr

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  4. HIV and Pregnancy

    HIV-positive women who are thinking about getting pregnant -- or already are pregnant -- have options that can help them stay healthy and protect their babies from becoming HIV-infected. Since the mid-1990s, HIV testing and preventive measures have resulted in more than a 90% decline in the number o

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  5. Multivitamins May Help Fight HIV Progression: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Africa suggests that basic multivitamin and selenium supplements might greatly lower the risk that untreated people with the AIDS virus will get sicker over a two-year period. It's not clear how patients

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  6. Early HIV Treatment a Win-Win, Researchers Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Providing early antiretroviral drug treatment for recently infected HIV patients and their uninfected sexual partners is a cost-effective way to help patients stay healthy and prevent transmission of HIV, a new study finds. T

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  7. Child 'Cured' of HIV Remains Free of Virus: Report

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A 3-year-old Mississippi girl apparently cured of HIV infection by aggressive treatment right after her birth remains free of the virus, her doctors report. Early treatment with a combination of potent antiretroviral drugs

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  8. Meds That Prevent HIV Infection Don't Spur Risky Behavior: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- HIV-negative heterosexuals who take drugs that protect them from contracting the AIDS virus from their HIV-positive partners don't engage in more risky sexual behaviors, according to a new study. Researchers from the U

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  9. Immune Protein Found to Block HIV Spread in Some

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- One percent of people infected with HIV have a second line of defense deep in their immune system, which serves as a back-up for the body's defenses that get wiped out by the virus, according to a new study. These peo

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  10. AIDS Virus in Cats Might Help Human Vaccine Effort

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Cats may hold a key to developing an HIV vaccine for people, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a protein from the virus that causes AIDS in cats triggered an immune response in blood from HIV-infected people. The vir

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