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  1. African HIV Drug Adherence Beats U.S.

    Aug. 9, 2006 -- Sub-Saharan Africans with HIV are more likely to take their drugs as directed than are North Americans, according to a new study. Researchers examining 58 studies on adherence to HIV drugs found an estimated 77% of sub-Saharan Africans with HIV adhered to the recommended drug regimen

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  2. HIV Drugs Improve, but Not Death Rate

    Aug. 3, 2006 -- Ten years after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), HIV treatment continues to improve, with today's drug regimens eliciting better viral control than those of the past with far fewer serious side effects. Yet despite the steady evolution of HIV therapy,

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  3. Circumcision Could Cut HIV Infection

    July 11, 2006 -- Male circumcision circumcision, if widely adopted in Africa, would prevent 3 million deaths over 20 years. It would work as well as a moderately effective AIDS vaccine. The prediction comes from an international team of researchers including Brian G. Williams, PhD, of the World Heal

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  4. Global Report: AIDS at a Crossroads

    May 31, 2006 -- The world's response to AIDS is at a crossroads, according to a new report from the United Nations. In its 2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, the U.N. notes that at the end of 2005, there were 38.6 million people worldwide living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The report

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  5. CDC: Everyone to Get HIV Test

    May 5, 2006 - The CDC will recommend at least one HIV test for everyone aged 13 to 64 who visits a doctor. The radical change to HIV testing guidelines will be released in June or July, says Kevin Fenton, MD, PhD, the new director of the CDC's National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention. Routine

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  6. Spotlight on HIV/AIDS in Females

    March 10, 2006 -- Today is America's first National Women and Girls HIV / AIDS Awareness Day. "This day of recognition serves to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls in the United States and throughout the world," Anthony S. Fauci, MD, says, in a news release. Fauc

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  7. Blacks Top HIV/AIDS Diagnoses in U.S.

    Feb. 10, 2006 -- In the U.S., HIV and AIDS continue to hit the black community harder than any other racial or ethnic group. A new CDC report shows that of all racial and ethnic groups, blacks accounted for the largest percentage of HIV or AIDS diagnoses in 33 states from 2001-2004. "Although blacks

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  8. New Drug Mix May Better Treat HIV

    Jan. 18, 2006 -- In targeting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, a new mix of drugs works as well as a traditional drug combination used for initial treatment of infection, a new study shows. The new drug combination is "not inferior" to the established mix, the researchers write in The New England Jo

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  9. World AIDS Day: HIV Pandemic Surging

    Nov. 30, 2005 - Everybody worries about bird flu. Does anybody still worry about AIDS? Worldwide, bird flu has killed 68 people. It might kill tens of millions if it ever becomes a human epidemic. Yet AIDS continues to spiral out of control -- even in parts of America. As of Dec. 1 -- the 18th World

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  10. FDA: Don't Take Amevive With HIV

    Nov. 18, 2005 -- The FDA and Biogen Idec are warning HIV-positive people not to take the psoriasis drug Amevive. "Amevive should not be administered to patients infected with HIV," states a letter to doctors from Biogen, which makes Amevive. The reason is that Amevive lowers counts of CD4+ T-lymphoc

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