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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. AIDS Cure Possible, Top Scientists Say

      July 20, 2012 -- An AIDS cure is possible, top HIV/AIDS researchers now say. It's a stunning turnaround. Hopes for an AIDS cure were dashed early in the epidemic when researchers realized that the AIDS virus can lurk inside dormant cells to avoid elimination by powerful anti-HIV drugs. "Today we hav

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    9. FDA Approves First Drug for HIV Prevention

      July 16, 2012 -- The FDA has approved use of the HIV drug Truvada to help people at high risk avoid infection with the AIDS virus. Truvada is already approved as part of treatment regimens for people with HIV infection. But this is the first time the FDA has approved any drug for "pre-exposure proph

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    10. FDA Approves First At-Home HIV Test

      July 3, 2012 -- The FDA has approved the first at-home, over-the-counter HIV test, which could potentially inform thousands of Americans about their HIV status. The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test can detect antibodies of the virus from a saliva sample. It can provide results without a laboratory in 20 to

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