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  1. Cautious Optimism About 'Cure' for Babies With HIV

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The hope that newborns can be "cured" of HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- with early, aggressive drug treatment was bolstered this week with the announcement that a second baby appears to be free of the virus follo

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  2. Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early step toward drug-free HIV therapy, researchers are reporting the first success in genetically "editing" T-cells in patients' immune systems to become resistant to the virus. The findings, published in the March

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  3. Long-Acting HIV Drug

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A long-acting, injectable HIV drug could potentially protect people from infection with the AIDS virus for up to three months, new animal studies suggest. The experimental drug, called GSK744, protected macaque monkeys

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  4. Sex Is Important to Many Midlife Women

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The mechanics of sex may become a bit more difficult after menopause, a new study finds. But most women will continue to be sexually active as long as they feel sex is important. The study, published online Feb. 10 in JAM

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  5. Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Genital Herpes

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug could eventually offer a new treatment option for genital herpes, a common and incurable sexually transmitted infection, researchers report. In a small study, researchers found that the drug -- called

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  6. Big Strides in Battle Against Pediatric AIDS

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The effect that AIDS is having on American kids has improved greatly in recent years, thanks to effective drugs and prevention methods. The same cannot be said, however, for children worldwide. "Maternal-to-child transmission i

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  7. New HIV Strain May Move to AIDS More Quickly: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A recently discovered, aggressive strain of HIV leads to faster development of AIDS than other HIV strains, according to a new study. More than 60 epidemic strains of HIV-1 exist. This new strain has the shortest period fr

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  8. Multivitamins May Help Fight HIV Progression: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Africa suggests that basic multivitamin and selenium supplements might greatly lower the risk that untreated people with the AIDS virus will get sicker over a two-year period. It's not clear how patients

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  9. 'The Pill' Tied to Raised Risk of Glaucoma

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Taking birth control pills for more than three years may increase a woman's risk of developing the eye disease glaucoma, a new study suggests. The findings are from an investigation involving more than 3,400 women aged 40

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  10. Early HIV Treatment a Win-Win, Researchers Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Providing early antiretroviral drug treatment for recently infected HIV patients and their uninfected sexual partners is a cost-effective way to help patients stay healthy and prevent transmission of HIV, a new study finds. T

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