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  1. Combo Therapy Boosts HIV Life Expectancy

    July 24, 2008 -- A 20-year-old diagnosed with HIV can now expect to live 13 years longer than the same person diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS in 1996, according to a new study on HIV life expectancy. Researchers credit the dramatic rise in life expectancy for people with HIV to advances in

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  2. Isentress Fights Drug-Resistant HIV

    July 23, 2008 -- A new HIV drug called Isentress has proved successful in lowering levels of the virus even when other drugs have failed. New research in The New England Journal of Medicine details the results of two studies of Isentress. It's the first of a new class of HIV drugs that targets an en

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  3. HIV Death Gap Closing

    July 1, 2008 -- HIV infection no longer has to mean AIDS or even early death. There's still a death gap. People with HIV die sooner than people not infected with the AIDS virus. But that gap is closing for people who start medical care very soon after HIV infection and who get state-of-the-art HIV t

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  4. Troubling Trend in HIV/AIDS Diagnoses

    June 26, 2008 -- HIV diagnoses in the U.S. are on the rise among men who have sex with men, especially among males aged 13-24. That news comes from the CDC, which tracked HIV/AIDS diagnoses reported by 33 states from 2001 to 2006. During that time, those states had 214,379 HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Men wh

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  5. FDA Probes Heart Risk From 2 HIV Drugs

    March 28, 2008 -- The FDA is reviewing data on heart attack risk in HIV patients taking the anti-HIV drugs Ziagen and Videx. The FDA's review centers on the Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti HIV Drugs (D:A:D) study, which includes more than 33,000 HIV patients in North America, Europe, and A

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  6. Sharp Debate Over HIV Vaccine Failure

    March 25, 2008 -- The recent failure of the most promising HIV vaccine ever developed has scientists taking stock and wondering where to go next. After more than 20 years of research, answers to that question are scarce. "We have to admit to ourselves that we don't know how to make an HIV vaccine ri

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  7. CDC Releases New HIV Statistics

    Jan. 29, 2008 -- The CDC today reported that about one-half of 1% of U.S. adults younger than 50 have HIV. The CDC's HIV prevalence statistics are based on nearly 12,000 adults aged 18-49 who took part in national health studies from 1999 to 2006. Participants were interviewed and provided blood sam

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  8. New HIV Drug Intelence Approved

    Jan. 25, 2008 -- The FDA has approved a new HIV drug called Intelence. Intelence is approved for use with other HIV drugs in adults who haven't been helped by other antiretroviral drugs. Intelence belongs to a class of HIV drugs called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). It hel

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  9. 273 New Possible Targets for HIV Drugs

    Jan. 10, 2008 -- Scientists have discovered 273 new human proteins that, if blocked, keep the AIDS virus from doing its dirty work. Only 36 of these proteins were previously known to interact with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The finding is thus a mind-boggling expansion of what science knows ab

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  10. World Health Concerns: What's No. 1?

    Dec. 14, 2007 -- A new world health survey shows how health priorities shift around the globe. More than 45,000 people worldwide took part in the global health survey. Most of them -- some 33,000 people -- live in low- and middle-income regions. In face-to-face or telephone interviews, participants

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