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    1. Insurer Offering Life Insurance To People With HIV

      By Barbara Feder Ostrov Prudential Financial Inc., one of the nation’s largest life insurers, plans to announce this week that it will offer traditional individual policies to eligible people living with HIV, a condition that for decades has excluded most of them from any but the skimpiest of covera

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    2. More May Benefit from HIV Prevention Pill Truvada

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too few Americans who are at risk for HIV infection are taking Truvada -- a daily pill that could protect them against the virus that causes AIDS, federal health officials report. Health care providers must help boost pat

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    3. Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medications taken to prevent HIV infection in high-risk people appear to work well in "real-life" use, a new study suggests. During a year of taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), only two people out of more than 400 hig

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    4. New HIV Therapy Approved by FDA

      Nov. 5, 2015 -- A new treatment for HIV has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Genvoya -- a tablet containing the drugs elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide -- can be used to treat HIV-1 infection in adults and children 12 and older weighing at leas

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    5. HIV Therapy May Also Lower Risk for Hepatitis B

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Not only does effective HIV therapy thwart the AIDS-causing virus, it may also reduce the risk for hepatitis B infection, a new study says. "What this means to us is that effective HIV therapy appears to restore an

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    6. As HIV Patients Live Longer, Some Cancer Risks Rise

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antiretroviral therapy has extended the lives of people with HIV, but living longer may increase these patients' risk for certain cancers. A study of nearly 90,000 HIV patients revealed a rise in three types of cancer as the A

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    7. Almost Half of Adults With HIV Don't Take Meds

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of American adults infected with HIV don't take medications that can prevent them from developing AIDS, a new government report shows. The statistics, based on data gathered from 2007 to 2012, are a few year

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    8. HIV as You Get Older

      By 2013, almost 30 percent of all people with HIV were age 50 or over. This greying of the HIV population shows how well today’s HIV treatments can work. HIV makes aging itself more complicated. But plenty of people have had HIV for years, even decades, and are doing well. "These days, we fully expe

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    9. HIV Cells Duplicate Even When Treatments Work

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- HIV can continue to multiply in patients who are responding well to antiretroviral therapy, U.K. researchers say. Treatment advances over the last 30 years mean that HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- is suppressed to a

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    10. HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV should start taking medications to battle the virus that causes AIDS as soon as they're diagnosed, a new international study finds. Scientists involved in the trial were so impressed by the health benefit

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