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    1. New Hope for HIV Vaccine

      Aug. 16, 2006 (Toronto) -- There is renewed hope for the development of an HIV vaccine, thanks to increased funding, a better understanding of how the virus wreaks havoc in the body, and scaled-up testing in developing nations, researchers say. But a vaccine, widely considered to be the best way to

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    2. 6 Ways to Prevent AIDS

      Aug. 15, 2006 (Toronto) -- Circumcision, microbicides, drugs, and even diaphragms offer new hope for preventing HIV disease, but the arsenal of weapons won't matter much if they don't reach the people who need them the most. That's the bottom line of a new report from the Global HIV Prevention Worki

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    3. Morning-Before Pill for HIV?

      Aug. 14, 2006 (Toronto) -- A pill a day to keep HIV away? That's the concept behind an experimental approach called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, that is showing promise for preventing infection in HIV-negative people who engage in risky behaviors. Testing of the AIDS "prevention pill" on about

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    4. HIV Immunity May Be in the Genes

      Aug. 14, 2006 (Toronto) -- People who don't become infected with HIV despite engaging in unsafe sex or other high-risk behaviors may want to thank their lucky genes. A new study suggests that certain genetic variants may help confer protection against infection with the virus that causes AIDS. The s

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    5. Novel Vaccine Combats HIV

      Aug. 14, 2006 (Toronto) -- A novel vaccine that stimulates the immune system to seek out and destroy HIV is showing promise for people infected with the virus that causes AIDS. Reporting here at the XVI International AIDS Conference, Pittsburgh researchers say the experimental HIV vaccine uses a sou

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    6. Simpler Therapy Can Control HIV

      Aug. 14, 2006 (Toronto) -- People who have to take anti-AIDS medications several times a day to keep HIV levels in check may find a new treatment easier to swallow, researchers report. In a preliminary study, a once-a-day boosted protease inhibitor appeared to work just as well as the standard three

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    7. New Guidelines on How to Treat HIV

      Aug. 14, 2006 (Toronto) -- Potent drug therapies can suppress HIV to barely discernible levels in most people infected with the virus that causes AIDS -- even those who have failed other regimens, according to new HIV treatment guidelines. In many instances, the recommendations of the International

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    8. 25 Million AIDS Dead and Counting

      August 10, 2006 - Twenty-five million dead -- so far. And that's only part of the world AIDS scorecard. Another 4.1 million new HIV infections in 2005 brought the world total of those living with HIV to 38.6 million. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. These updated statistics on the world AIDS pande

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    9. 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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    10. 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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