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  1. HIV 'Cure' Looks Promising, Danish Scientists Say

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Danish scientists testing a novel HIV treatment in human trials contend that they're confident their strategy will result in a cure for the AIDS-causing virus, according to news reports. The technique -- already tested succes

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  2. HIV Drugs May Help Protect Young Patients' Hearts

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of powerful drug cocktails known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may help protect the hearts of children and teens infected with HIV, a new study reports. HAART is a form of antiretroviral therapy

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  3. Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- A baby born two-and-a-half years ago in Mississippi with HIV is the first case of a so-called "functional cure" of the infection, researchers announced Sunday. Standard tests can no longer detect any traces of the AIDS-causing

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  4. U.S. Draws Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation

    Nov. 29, 2012 -- It's possible to end the worldwide AIDS epidemic, and a new U.S. plan could make this possibility a reality. The plan, announced in a formal presentation today by outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, takes advantage of scientific and political breakthroughs that have cut the

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  5. CDC: HIV Hits 1,000 Young Americans Each Month

    Nov. 27, 2012 -- Every month, 1,000 more young Americans ages 13 to 24 get an incurable infection that's deadly unless held at bay by daily doses of costly drugs -- and many of them don't even know it. That infection is HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. And teens are at the heart of the ongoing U.S.

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  6. Despite Huge HIV Treatment Gains, Many Left Out

    Oct. 9, 2012 -- Newer drugs that fight HIV have cut AIDS death rates dramatically over the last two decades. But a new study shows that those gains have not been shared equally. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that death rates have plunged over the last two decades f

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  7. Missed Dose? Truvada Still Prevents HIV in Men

    Sept. 12, 2012 -- Truvada may still protect some men against HIV infection even if they miss up to three doses in a week. The finding comes from a new look at the study data that led the FDA to approve Truvada for HIV prevention. The drug is used as part of a strategy called pre-exposure prophylaxis

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  8. New 1-a-Day HIV Treatment Approved

    Aug. 28, 2012 -- The FDA has approved Stribild, the much anticipated once-daily "quad" HIV pill from Gilead Sciences. The drug combines same two HIV drugs in Truvada, plus elvitegravir, a new HIV drug that attacks HIV in a different way. The fourth component, also new, boosts elvitegravir. It's the

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  9. Man Cured of AIDS Virus: 1st U.S. News Conference

    July 24, 2012 -- At his first U.S. news conference, the first and only man to be cured of HIV infection says he's setting up a foundation to fund an AIDS cure. Timothy Ray Brown, 45, was living in Berlin and being treated for his HIV infection with a normal anti-HIV drug regimen. When he developed l

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  10. HIV Diagnosis Calls for Immediate Treatment

    July 23, 2012 -- People should start taking anti-HIV drugs as soon as they test positive for the AIDS virus, according to new guidelines from the International Antiviral Society-USA. It's a much earlier start to antiretroviral treatment (ART) than advised by current guidelines from the World Health

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