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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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