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More Could Benefit from HIV Prevention Pill Truvada

November 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Too few Americans who are at risk for HIV infection are taking Truvada — a daily pill that could protect them against the virus that causes AIDS, federal health officials report.
Health care providers must help boost patient awareness and use of the drug, health experts stressed.
About 25 percent […]

Charlie Sheen: I’m HIV-Positive

November 17, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Actor Charlie Sheen acknowledged Tuesday that he is infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
“It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life,” Sheen, who is 50, said during an interview on NBC’s Today show with co-host Matt Lauer.
Sheen said he […]

Charlie Sheen Will Reportedly Announce He’s HIV-Positive on ‘Today’ Show Tomorrow

November 16, 2015

Actor Charlie Sheen is reportedly HIV-positive and will discuss the diagnosis Tuesday morning on NBC’s Today show.

Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics

November 16, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medications taken to prevent HIV infection in high-risk people appear to work well in “real-life” use, a new study suggests.
During a year of taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), only two people out of more than 400 high-risk people became infected with HIV, the virus that causes […]

Churches a Good Place for HIV Testing, Treatment in Africa

October 13, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Churches and other faith-based centers are good locations to offer HIV testing and treatment for pregnant women in isolated areas of sub-Saharan Africa, a new study shows.
Worldwide, about 87 percent of pregnant women with HIV and more than 90 percent of children with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa, […]

HIV Therapy May Also Lower Risk for Hepatitis B, Study Says

October 12, 2015

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Not only does effective HIV therapy thwart the AIDS-causing virus, it may also reduce the risk for hepatitis B infection, a new study says.
“What this means to us is that effective HIV therapy appears to restore an impairment in the immune response that protects someone with HIV […]

Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare

October 8, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Low-income HIV patients who enrolled in Obamacare may be faring better than they did on traditional state assistance, a new study suggests.
At least that’s the case in Virginia, where the study was done. Researchers found that people infected with HIV (the virus that causes […]

As HIV Patients Live Longer, Certain Cancer Risks Rise: Study

October 5, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Antiretroviral therapy has extended the lives of people with HIV, but living longer may increase these patients’ risk for certain cancers.
A study of nearly 90,000 HIV patients revealed a rise in three types of cancer as the AIDS-causing virus has evolved from a probable death […]

Almost Half of American Adults With HIV Don’t Take Meds: Report

September 24, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Almost half of American adults infected with HIV don’t take medications that can prevent them from developing AIDS, a new government report shows.
The statistics, based on data gathered from 2007 to 2012, are a few years out of date, so it’s not clear whether […]

More Evidence Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV Transmission

September 9, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s more data showing that a daily HIV medication called Truvada may prevent HIV-negative gay men at high-risk for infection from contracting the AIDS-causing virus.
The treatment, known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), is very effective at preventing new HIV infections and should be added to the HIV prevention […]


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