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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Nail Fungus Drug Might Help Against HIV: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A common drug used to treat nail fungus may hold promise against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to a new study. In laboratory research, the anti-fungal drug Ciclopirox allowed HIV-infected cells to get killed off by

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  6. For Uninfected Partner, Antiretroviral Drugs May Shield Against HIV

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Antiretroviral drugs can provide a high level of protection against HIV for uninfected people in heterosexual couples in which the other partner has HIV, according to a new study. The study included more than 1,100 HIV-uninfec

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  7. New HIV Drug Approved by FDA

    A new drug to treat HIV infection was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday. Marketed as Tivicay, the medication interferes with an enzyme that is essential to the ability of the HIV virus to multiply and spread within the human body, the agency said in a news release. It is a

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  8. No Trace of HIV After Stem-Cell Transplants, Researchers Say

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Two HIV-positive patients show no trace of virus after receiving chemotherapy and stem-cell transplants as treatment for lymphoma, according to new research. These patients have become the second and third known cases of a "

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  9. HIV and Your Diet: Countering Weight Loss

    Most people with HIV don't need a special diet. But if you're feeling sick and having symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, or weight loss, you may need some changes to what and how you eat. Losing too much weight can be serious. Without good nutrition, you may get sicker. "Good nutrition is very importan

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  10. HIV as You Get Older

    Many people think of HIV as a young person's disease, but it's not. "By 2015, half of all people with HIV will be 50 or older," says Brad Hare, MD, director of the HIV/AIDS clinic at San Francisco General Hospital. This greying of the HIV population shows how well today’s HIV treatments can work. HI

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