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  1. Gel Is Next Hope for Preventing HIV in Women

    July 16, 2004 (Bangkok, Thailand) With development of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection still years away, AIDS specialists say that vaginal gels which kill HIV "represent a major breakthrough in the fight against AIDS." Speaking at the XV International AIDS Conference, Zeda Rosenberg, MD, chief exe

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  2. Break From HIV Drug Therapy May Be OK

    July 15, 2004 (Bangkok, Thailand) -- It's the weekend and you're off to the beach. You're leaving your work behind and now researchers say HIV-infected people may be able to leave their drugs behind as well. In a new study, HIV-infected patients on antiviral drugs were able to skip their medications

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  3. 18 Million AIDS Orphans Expected by 2010

    July 13, 2004 (Bangkok, Thailand) -- Fifteen million children have lost one or both of their parents to AIDS, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday. And there's no end in sight: By 2010, 18.4 million children -- more than one in three orphans -- will have lost parents to AIDS, the re

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  4. Injectable Drug Helps HIV Suppression

    July 12, 2004 (Bangkok, Thailand) -- Four years ago, Richard Apodaca, an AIDS patient in San Francisco, had given up hope. "I was taking as many as 60 pills a day and I still couldn't walk, never mind work. HIV had completely decimated my immune system," Apodaca tells WebMD. But when he told his doc

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  5. Growth Hormone Fights HIV Fat Syndrome

    July 12, 2004 (Bangkok, Thailand) -- Increasing the level of growth hormone in people with HIV appears to show promise in treating fat redistribution syndrome that afflicts them. "For the first time, we have shown that a substance that stimulates the body to make its own growth hormone results in bo

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  6. U.N. Report: World Is Losing AIDS Fight

    July 6, 2004 -- The numbers are staggering: Five million people became infected with HIV last year, more people than any previous year. Nearly 38 million adults and children are living with HIV worldwide. While Africa continues to be hit hard, Asia has the fastest-growing new epidemic. Those figures

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  7. Multivitamins May Slow AIDS Onset

    June 30, 2004 -- Multivitamin supplements slow, but do not stop, the relentless march of AIDS. Only a combination of AIDS drugs can keep a person with HIV infection from dying of AIDS. But now it looks as though multivitamin supplements can prolong the AIDS-free period. Why is this important? At the

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  8. Steroid Delays AIDS Onset in People With HIV

    May 4, 2004 -- A drug that suppresses the immune system may actually help delay the progression of HIV to AIDS, according to a new study. Researchers found the drug, called prednisolone, significantly slowed the loss of disease-fighting T cells that leads to full-blown AIDS and prevented development

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  9. Fast Oral HIV Test Approved

    March 26, 2004 -- Federal regulators announced the approval of a rapid oral HIV test on Friday, saying that the move would help to widely expand AIDS screening. The test samples saliva from a subject's mouth and can offer results in as little as 20 minutes. Officials said that the kit, called the Or

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  10. HIV Treatment Speeds Clogged Arteries

    March 17, 2004 -- Surviving HIV may only be part of the battle for people living with HIV. A new study shows that the aggressive antiviral therapies that have been credited for prolonging the lives of people with HIV may also speed the clogging of their arteries and put their heart health at risk. T

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