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  1. 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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  2. Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that an AIDS vaccine in development can ramp up the body's immune system, boosting the response to medications HIV-positive patients take. Years of research will be required to confirm tha

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  3. Drug-Related HIV Outbreak Spurs Nationwide Alert

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With narcotic painkiller abuse now linked to 142 cases of HIV in rural Indiana, U.S. health officials are alerting other states to watch for clusters of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users. The Scott County e

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  4. Antibody Holds Promise as Weapon Against HIV

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Therapy with a human antibody appears to reduce levels of the HIV virus in the blood for at least a month, preliminary research suggests. Antibodies are the part of the immune system that develop to fight infections. Us

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  5. Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV for Gay Men

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's new evidence that gay men not infected with HIV can stay that way if they take a pill called Truvada in the days before and after a sexual encounter with an infected partner. The strategy is known as "pre-exposure

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  6. Why Child Who Appeared HIV-Free Suffered Relapse

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- HIV hid deep inside a young Mississippi girl born with the virus who suffered a disappointing relapse last July, after more than two years in which she appeared to have been cured by early, aggressive drug treatment,

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  7. New, Aggressive HIV Strain in Cuba

    Feb. 16, 2015 -- A new, highly-aggressive HIV strain has been identified in some patients in Cuba, according to researchers. They said untreated infection with the CRF19 strain -- a combination of HIV subtypes A, D and G -- can develop into AIDS within three years, and that progression occurs so qui

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  8. Smartphone Device Detects HIV, Syphilis

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone accessory that can detect HIV and syphilis has been developed by Columbia University researchers. The low-cost device can spot markers of the infectious diseases from a finger prick of blood in 15 minutes. I

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  9. HIV Tied to Worse Hearing in Older Adults

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that adults with HIV tend to have worse hearing than those not infected with the AIDS-causing virus. Researchers led by Peter Torre, of San Diego State University, assessed the hearing of 262 men

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  10. Is HIV Becoming Less Contagious?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research in Africa suggests that the AIDS virus is getting smarter about evading the immune system while evolving into a less contagious and less lethal infection overall. In the country of Botswana, at least, "anyone w

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