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HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Kidney transplant patients with HIV have similar survival rates as those without HIV, a new study finds.
The study included 510 HIV-positive adults who had kidney transplants in the United States between 2002 and 2011. Overall, these patients had similar five- and 10-year survival rates as kidney transplant […]

Half of Known Strains of HIV Originated in Gorillas

March 2, 2015

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Since HIV first appeared in humans in the early 1980s, scientists have been laboring to discover where and how the AIDS-causing virus first developed.
Now, an international team of researchers says it has confirmed that two of the four known groups of HIV strains affecting humans originated in […]

Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study

February 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s new evidence that gay men not infected with HIV can stay that way if they take a pill called Truvada in the days before and after a sexual encounter with an infected partner.
The strategy is known as “pre-exposure prophylaxis,” or PrEP. Prior studies had suggested that […]

Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study

February 23, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If an American becomes infected with HIV, chances are he or she contracted the virus from someone who didn’t know they were infected or wasn’t getting proper treatment.
That’s the message of a new U.S. study, which found that undiagnosed and untreated people with HIV may be responsible […]

Some HIV Strains Cause Early Damage to Immune System, Study Finds

February 19, 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fast-replicating strains of HIV damage the immune system in the very early stages of infection, resulting in quicker disease progression, a new study says.
The results confirmed previous findings that people with faster-replicating HIV strains have a quicker decline in levels of infection-fighting immune system CD4 T-cells, the researchers […]

Doctors Pinpoint Why Child Who Appeared Free of HIV Suffered Relapse

February 18, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — HIV hid deep inside a young Mississippi girl born with the virus who suffered a disappointing relapse last July, after more than two years in which she appeared to have been cured by early, aggressive drug treatment, her doctors report.
They now know that the girl’s […]

Kidneys From HIV Donors May Be OK for HIV Patients, Study Finds

February 11, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research from South Africa suggests that HIV may not be a barrier for kidney transplants between people infected with the virus that causes AIDS.
The findings are good news for HIV-positive patients who worry about getting kidneys from others infected with the virus.
The research doesn’t […]

HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows

February 9, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Contrary to what some parents might fear, girls who get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not treat it as a green light to start having risky sex, a new study indicates.
Researchers said they hope the findings, published online Feb. 9 in JAMA Internal […]

Depo-Provera Linked to Higher HIV Risk, Researchers Find

January 9, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The injectable birth control Depo-Provera is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection in women, according to a review of research in Africa.
Women who receive the so-called “birth control shot” have about 40 percent higher odds of becoming infected with HIV, compared to women […]

HIV Tied to Worse Hearing in Older Adults

December 26, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that adults with HIV tend to have worse hearing than those not infected with the AIDS-causing virus.
Researchers led by Peter Torre, of San Diego State University, assessed the hearing of 262 men averaging 57 years of age, and 134 women averaging 48 years of […]


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