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HIV & AIDS Health Center

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Medicine Might Help Shield Drug Abusers From HIV

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- An antiviral drug may help protect injection drug users from HIV infection, a new study finds. The study of more than 2,400 injection drug users recruited at 17 drug treatment clinics in Thailand found that daily tablets of t

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  8. HIV No Barrier to Getting Liver Transplant: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Liver transplants to treat a common type of liver cancer are a viable option for people infected with HIV, according to new research. The Italian study, published May 10 in the journal The Oncologist, found that the AIDS-

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  9. New Guidelines Suggest HIV Screening for All Adults

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force call for virtually every adult to be routinely screened for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The updated recommendations, which are published in the April 30 issue of th

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  10. 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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